Ethnohistory of Ethnic Whalemen and their Communities in the New Bedford Area

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (NHP), which commemorates and interprets the era when New Bedford was a world-renowned whaling port, will generate a series of ethnohistories that highlight the relationships of particular groups or peoples to the city’s waterfront and whaling history. This study will develop an ethnohistorical and ethnographic report describing these groups’ involvement in whaling, the development of their communities, and the sense of heritage with this history in contemporary communities. This project may include the development of a database.

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Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

August 1, 2012 to August 1, 2014

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National Park Service
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
United States

Program Director: 

Marla Miller

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Marla Miller

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UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Humanities and Fine Arts/History

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