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This review is from: The Blockade Runners (Paperback)
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A fairly unremarkable story of a ship from Scotland running the blockade of Charleston, Virginia, during the American Civil War by smuggling arms to the South. However, their mission changes when a new "cabin boy" and his "uncle", a sailor who joins the ship at the last moment, turn out to be the daughter of a Northern Anti-Slavery activist and her protector. The daughter falls in love with the Captain and they rescue the father. Verne's interest in America and Scotland come through in the detailed descriptions, but otherwise this is of little note. During the early chapters while the author seemed to be very much on the side of the South, I was reminded that his mother's family were slave traders in Nantes in the early 19th century.