Foy explores the situations of blacks on whaleships in the 18th century.
Charles Foy received his Ph.D. in History from Rutgers in 2008 and is currently an Assistant Professor at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Foy’s area of expertise is the 18th-century Black Atlantic. Foy’s work includes the development of the Black Mariner Database, a compilation of information on more than 24,000 black seamen and maritime fugitives.
Eighty-five individuals from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds sailed aboard the ship and participated in an unprecedented public-history project, using their own perspectives and talents to document their experiences. Meet the Voyagers »