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Edward Davoll was a respected New Bedford whaling captain in an industry at its peak in the 1850s. But mid-career, disillusioned with whaling, he turned to the slave trade, with disastrous results. In this riveting biography, Anthony Connors details not only the troubled, adventurous life of this man but also the turbulent times in which he lived.

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Edward Davoll was a respected New Bedford whaling captain in an industry at its peak in the 1850s. But mid-career, disillusioned with whaling, he turned to the slave trade, with disastrous results. In this riveting biography, Anthony Connors details not only the troubled, adventurous life of this man but also the turbulent times in which he lived.
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ANTHONY J. CONNORS holds a PhD in American history from Clark University. An independent scholar, he lives in Westport, Massachusetts.