Erik Calonius research materials on the Wanderer (Schooner)
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Erik Calonius research materials on the Wanderer (Schooner)

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Calonius, Erik.
Title: Erik Calonius research materials on the Wanderer (Schooner)
Dates: 1830s-2008
Extent: 3.0 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Identification: MS 2434

Biographical/Historical Note

Erik Calonius earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He was a reporter, editor, and London-based correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and served as an editor and writer for Fortune magazine where he was nominated for the National Magazine Award. He is also the former Miami Bureau Chief for Newsweek. He is the author of The Wanderer: The Last American Slave Ship and the Conspiracy That Set its Sails (2006) and Ten Steps Ahead: What Separates Successful Business Visionaries from the Rest of Us (2011). He has collaborated on more than a dozen nonfiction books, including New York Times bestseller and Notable Book of 2008 Predictably Irrational with MIT economist Dan Ariely. Erik Calonius lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Erik Calonius' research materials on his 2006 book entitled, The Wanderer: The Last American Slave Ship and the Conspiracy That Set its Sails. Materials include photocopies of clippings, articles, photographs, correspondence and other sources used in writing the book. Also included are Calonius' notes and correspondence regarding the sources and seventeen books with his marginalia and notes. Majority of the materials are photocopies and computer printouts and were organized by book chapter by Calonius prior to donation. Collection materials date from the 1830s to 2008.


This collection is arranged into 3 boxes: Box 1: Research materials for book forward and chapters 1-6, 8-13, 1830s-2005. Box 2: Research materials for book chapters 14-21, photos, playbill from mock trial, and book review, 1850s-2008. Box 3: Books (also cataloged separately in online catalog): American Anti-slavery Society. The Anti-slavery History of the John-Brown Year; Being the Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the American Anti-slavery Society. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. (E451 .A51 1969) Coughlin, Thomas Lamar. Those Southern Lamars: The Stories of Five Illustrious Lamars. N.p.: Xlibris Corp., 2000. (CS71.L46 2000) Crenshaw, Ollinger. The Slave States in the Presidential Election of 1860. Gloucester, MA: P. Smith, 1969. (E440 .C88 1969) Dow, George Francis. Slave Ships and Slaving. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2002. (HT1322 .D6 2002) Eaton, Clement. The Feedom-of-Thought Struggle in the Old South. New York: Harper & Row, 1964. (F209 .E15 1964) Fehrenbacher, Don E. The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. (E446 .F45 2001) Halstead, Murat. Three Against Lincoln: Murat Halstead Reports the Caucuses of 1860. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1960. (E440 .H22) Johnson, Michael P. Toward a Patriarchal Republic: The Secession of Georgia. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1977. (F290 .J65) Johnson, Vicki Vaughn. The Men and the Vision of the Southern Commercial Conventions, 1845-1871. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1992. (HF3153 .J57 1992) McCardell, John. The Idea of a Southern Nation: Southern Nationalists and Southern Nationalism, 1830-1860. New York: Norton, 1979. (F213 .M13 1979) Milton, George Fort. The Eve of Conflict: Stephen A. Douglas and the Needless War. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934. (E415.9.D73 M5) Rhett, Robert Barnwell. A Fire-Eater Remembers: The Confederate Memoir of Robert Barnwell Rhett. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2000. (F273 .R48 2000) Russel, Robert Royal. Economic Aspects of Southern Sectionalism, 1840-1861. New York: Russell & Russell, 1960. (HC107.A13 R8 1960) Sinha, Manisha. The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. (F273 .S64 2000) Stampp, Kenneth M., ed. The Causes of the Civil War. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. (E458 .C33 1991) Wender, Herbert. Southern Commercial Conventions, 1837-1859. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1930. (H31 .J6 ser. 48, no. 4) Wyatt-Brown, Bertram. Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. (F209 .W9 1982)

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Letters (correspondence)
Slave trade--Georgia--Savannah--History--19th century.
Slave trade--United States--History--19th century.
Slave traders--Georgia--Savannah--History--19th century.
Slave traders--United States--History--19th century.
Wanderer (Schooner)

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