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Captain Ahab Had a Wife : New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870 (Paperback)

Author: Norling, Lisa

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A social history that uncovers the lives of maritime women in New England villages whose men were whalers during the 18th and 19th centuries. Norling draws from a variety of sources--including women''s and men''s letters and diaries, shipowners'' records, church records, newspapers and magazines, censuses, and city directories to uncover the women''s often poignant and painful stories.


Publisher Univ of North Carolina Pr
Mfg Part# 9780807848708
SKU 30633343
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0807848700
Release Date 10/1/2000
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0392
Publisher University of North Carolina Press
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