Ray Costello is an independent historian and writer and an honorary research fellow of the School of Sociology and Social Science, University of Liverpool.
Acknowledgements List of illustrations Introduction Timeline 1. Worlds Collide 2. Destination Uncertain 3. A Tar’s Life 4. War Under Sail 5. Blighty 6. A Question Of Rank 7. From Sail To Steam 8. Global Conflict 9. Sailortown Under Attack 10. The Second World War 11. After Empire 12. Epilogue Notes and References Bibliography Index
This is a well researched and written title on a forgotten part of the Great War and is highly recommended.
... this work is of value particularly to those interested in comprehensively collecting in the areas of black studies and maritime studies.
Costello certainly accomplishes the goal of opening up the study of Black seamen in British merchant and naval ships. More work is to be done, but the start is here, with this book.
The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord, Vol. XXIII, No. 2
Black Salt is a fascinating read which is hard to put down. It is as enjoyable as it is thought-provoking and covers an area of the British Merchant and Royal navies that is often over looked. Well worth the price tag.
Nautilus International, Telegraph
Written with enthusiasm and a joy to read, Costello enlightens the reader with numerous fascinating stories and anecdotes as well as previously unpublished first-hand testimonies of black seafarers and their adventures at sea and on land, some positive, others tragic.
Size: 234 × 156 mm
Publication: March 27, 2014