Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870 / Edition 1

Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870 / Edition 1

by Lisa Norling
     
 

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807848708
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/16/2000
Series:
Gender and American Culture Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Captain Ahab Had a Wife
1. Nantucket and the Eighteenth-Century Whalefishery
2. Family, Faith, and Community on Colonial Nantucket
3. The Impact of Religious Reform, Revolution, and Romanticism on Nantucket
4. New Bedford and the Nineteenth-Century Whalefishery
5. Love, Marriage, and Family in the Nineteenth-Century Whaling Communities
6. The Failure of Victorian Domesticity on Shore and at Sea
Conclusion: The Nantucket Girls Song
Appendix: Annotated List of Major Informants by Family
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Series List

Maps
The American whaling industry's home region
Major eighteenth-century whaling grounds
Major nineteenth-century whaling grounds

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