Seafaring Women

Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors' Wives
Product Number: EB00165543
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307490599
Publisher: Random House
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For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by officers or seamen. And Cordingly has unearthed stories of a number of young women who dressed in men's clothes and worked alongside sailors for months, sometimes years, without ever revealing their gender. His tremendous research shows that there was indeed a thriving female population-from pirates to the sirens of myth and legend-on and around the high seas. A landmark work of women's history disguised as a spectacularly entertaining yarn, Women Sailors and Sailor's Women will surprise and delight. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author(s): David Cordingly
Original Publish Date: Mar 25, 2009

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