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

ISBN: 0807848700

ISBN13: 9780807848708

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

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During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the whaling industry in New England sent hundreds of ships and thousands of men to distant seas on voyages lasting up to five years. In Captain Ahab Had a Wife , Lisa Norling taps a rich vein of sources--including women's and men's letters and diaries, shipowners' records, Quaker meeting minutes and other church records, newspapers and magazines, censuses, and city directories--to reconstruct the lives...

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