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Author Carey, Richard Adams.

Title Against the tide : the fate of New England fishermen/ Richard Adams Carey.

Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  338.3727 CARE GD16    AVAILABLE
Physical description 381 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [376]-379).
Contents Prologue 1 -- 1 Siegfried's Fabulous Horde 12 -- 2 Ivy Day in the Committee Room 46 -- 3 Not as Bad as They're Crying It to Be 75 -- 4 Ghost of Harry Hunt 99 -- 5 Wampum 123 -- 6 Piss and Vinegar 140 -- 7 Solace of Outward Objects 146 -- 8 Terminator Run 155 -- 9 Always Hopefully 178 -- 10 A Sea of Troubles 201 -- 11 Another Fire Drill 218 -- 12 True Atlantic House 244 -- 13 In Cod We Trust 284 -- 14 Men's Lives 320.
Summary "With its Spectacular beaches and charming towns, Cape Cod is known around the world as a vacation spot and a summer retreat for the well-to-do. But there is another Cape Cod, a hidden, hardscrabble, year-round world whose hunter-gatherer economy dates back to the Bay Colony. This is the world of the independent fisherman, who lives by his wits on the ocean's unpredictable bounty. It's a world of arcane folkways and expert knowledge, of calculated risk and Yankee self-reliance, of freedom won daily through solitary, backbreaking work. It's a way of life deep in the American grain - enduring, yet imperiled by indifferent forces of change."--BOOK JACKET.
"Haunted by the numbers of family fishermen who have lately been forced to abandon the profession, Richard Adams Carey spent a year among a handful of men who stubbornly refuse to do so: Brian Gibbons, an eloquent, largely self-taught lobsterman; Carl Johnston, a mate on a Chatham dragger; Dan Howes, a clammer on Cape Cod Bay; and Mike Russo, a long-liner for cod and other groundfish. Working alongside these men, Carey hauled traps and seeded clam beds, learning their work and why they do it. He tells of their luck on the water, of the winds and tides that toy with their boats and their lives, of the currents of history and the squalls of fisheries politics that continuously threaten to swamp their livelihoods. And he tells of their humor and their hope, renewed with every plentiful catch and every small victory in a fisheries council boardroom."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Fishers -- Massachusetts -- Cape Cod.
ISBN 0395765307