Table of Contents
   Heritage: Groundwork and Waterscapesp. 3
   John: Odyssey of an Able-Bodied Seaman, 1846-1864
      Mongrel Liverpool, Empire, and the "Nigger Jack"p. 15
      New Bedford, the Cambridge, and "Seeing the Elephant"p. 38
      An Able-Bodied Seaman No Morep. 71
   Emma: Old Bonds, New Bonds, 1846-1870
      "Turkey Buzzard Lay Me": A Childhood in Tidewater Countryp. 91
      Wartime Norfolk, Liberty, and a Legitimized Marriagep. 122
      Fire, Ashes, and the Hobbled Phoenixp. 156
   Northern Exposures, 1870-1905
      No Room at the Innp. 183
      Citizenship, Fraternity, and a Dutiful Sonp. 211
      Wake of the Lancaster: Little Brown Brother and the Navy Bluesp. 241
      Walking in Emma's Footsteps: Time and Tides along Mother Brookp. 274
   Percy's Tribe, 1902-1926
      Wizardry, and Jim Crow's Alabama Trilogyp. 303
      Carrie: Theories of Evolution and the Company of Womenp. 342
      Captains' Tales, Before and Beyond the Great Warsp. 379
      Capital Times: "A Paradise of Paradoxes"p. 428
      All the World's a Stagep. 473
   The Widow's Might: Further Hyde Park Chronicles, 1905-1926
      Purgatory: The Poisoned Treep. 503
      Nights When the Music Stoppedp. 529
   Notesp. 553
   Acknowledgments, and Coming to Conclusionsp. 655
   Indexp. 663