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Two Captains from Carolina: Moses Grandy, John Newland Maffitt, and the Coming of the Civil War Hardcover – September 15, 2012


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"It is hard to see how anyone could bring these points of view [of Grandy and Maffitt] together in the same book, but Simpson, has done it in Two Captains from Carolina."
-D. G. Martin, The Mountaineer

"Two Captains from Carolina is. . . an "improving book" that offers real history in specific and captivating anecdotes."
-Metro Magazine

"Simpson's compelling portraits enrich our understanding of what life was like two centuries ago even as they address themes that are very much still with us today--race, poverty, hardship, and political and class conflict, to name a few."--Jack Betts, retired associate editor of the Charlotte Observer

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In Two Captains from Carolina, Bland Simpson twines together the lives of two accomplished nineteenth-century mariners from North Carolina--one African American, one Irish American. Though Moses Grandy (ca. 1791- ca. 1850) and John Newland Maffitt Jr. (1819-1886) never met, their stories bring to vivid life the saga of race and maritime culture in the antebellum and Civil War-era South. With his lyrical prose and inimitable voice, Bland Simpson offers readers a grand tale of the striving human spirit and the great divide that nearly sundered the nation.
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