The International Whaling Commission
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum, Hart Nautical Collection
Mystic Seaport, THe Museum of America and the Sea
Nantucket Historical Association Research Library
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Peabody Essex Museum, Maritime Art and History Collection
Smithsonian, On the Water Exhibition
University of Washington, American Indians in the Pacific Northwest Collection
Laura Jernigan: Girl on a Whaleship
Illustrations for every page of Moby-Dick, by Matt Kish (2009-2011)
Barron, William. Old Whaling Days. The Hull Press: Hull, 1895.
Beale, Thomas. The Natural History of the Sperm Whale. London, 1839.
Bennett, F.D. Narrative of a Whaling Voyage Round the Globe. London, 1840.
Braginton-Smith, John, Duncan Oliver. Cape Cod Shore Whaling: America's First Whaleman. The History Press, 2008.
Brown, James Templeman. The Whale Fishery and its Appliances. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883.
Burnett, D. Graham. Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Court Case that Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature. Princeton University Press, 2007.
Burns, W.N. A Year with a Whaler. New York, 1923.
Cheever, Henry T. The Whale and His Captors. New York, 1850.
Creighton, Margaret S. Rites and Passages: The Experience of American Whaling, 1830-1870. Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Currie, Stephen. Thar She Blows: American Whaling in the Nineteenth Century (People's History). Lerner Publications, 2001.
Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. Two Years Before the Mast. Allan Ferguson Westcott, ed. Scott, Foresman and Company, 1914.
Darby, Andrew. Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling. Allen & Unwin, 2007.
Davis, William M. Nimrod of the Sea; or, the American Whaleman. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1874.
Dolin, Eric Jay. Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007.
Dow, George Francis. Whale Ships and Whaling: A Pictorial History of Whaling During Three Centuries. Salem, Massachusetts: Marine Research Society, 1925.
Drake, Samuel Adams. Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast. Harper & Brothers, 1875.
Druett, Ron. Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920. UPNE, 2001.
Edwards, Everett Joshua, Jeannette Edwards Rattray. Whale Off! The Story of American Shore Whaling. Coward-McCann, 1956.
Estes, James A. Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems. University of California Press, 2006.
Hagelund, William. Whalers No More: A History of Whaling on the West Coast. Harbour Publishers, 1987.
Heffernan, Thomas Farel. Stove by a Whale: Owen Chase and the Essex. Wesleyan University Press, 1990.
Heflin, Wilson Lumpkin, Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, Thomas Farel Heffernan. Herman Melville's Whaling Years. Vandervilt University Press, 2004.
Hohman, Elmo P. The American Whaleman. New York: Longmans, Green and Company, 1928.
Gibson, Gregory. Demon of the Waters: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe. Back Bay, 2003.
Macy, Obed. History of Nantucket. Boston, 1835.
Melville, Herman. Mardi and a Voyage Thither. Tyrus Hillway, ed. Rowman & Littlefield, 1973.
Melville, Herman. Moby Dick, or, The Whale. Penguin Classics, 2003.
Melville, Herman. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas. Issued for the St. Botolph Society by L.C. Page & Company, 1892.
Melville, Herman. Typee. J. Murray, 1847.
Mulvaney, Kieran. The Whaling Season: An Inside Account of the Struggle to Stop Commercial Whaling. Island Press, 2003.
Murphy, Jim. Gone A-Whaling: The Lure of the Sea and the Hunt for the Great Whale. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004.
Nickerson, Thomas, Nathaniel Philbrick, Thomas Philbrick. The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale. Penguin Classics, 2000.
Philbrick, Nathaniel. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. Penguin, 2001.
Spears, John R. The Story of the New England Whalers. New York, 1910.
Starbuck, Alexander. History of the American Whale Fishery from its Earliest Inception to the Year 1876. Waltham, Massachusetts: Published by the author, 1878.
Sullivan, Robert. A Whale Hunt. Simon and Schuster, 2000.
Tonnessen, Johan Nicolay and Arne Odd Johnsen. The History of Modern Whaling. University of California Press, 1982.
Waterman, Thomas Talbot. The Whaling Equipment of the Makah Indians. The University, 1920. Digitized by University of California, February 25, 2009. Google books.
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The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.