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

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  • Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870 (University of North Carolina Press) – Trade paperback (2000)
    by Professor Lisa Norling

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

    Trade paperback, University of North Carolina Press
    2000
    English
    392 pages

    ISBN: 0807848700
    ISBN-13: 9780807848708

    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.

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