Karttunen writes about the island's rich ethnic and cultural diversity through time, starting with the original Nantucketers, the Wampanoags. She also writes about African slaves, Azoeran and Cape Verdean immigrants, Pacific Islanders, Irish refugees, and more - groups that significantly contributed to the island's history and culture.
"...a unique history of Nantucket's people, intermingling scrupulously researched scientific information with gripping personal stories..." - Vladimir Strelnitski, PhD, Director of Nantucket's Maria Mitchell Observatory
By Frances Ruley Karttunen
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 10.5 inches
- Product Weight: 2.24 pounds
- Publisher: Spinner Publications (2005)