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The Sea Captain"s Wife A True Story of Love, Race, and War in the Nineteenth Century by Martha Hodes

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Published by W. W. Norton .
Written in English


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Number of Pages384
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Open LibraryOL7451861M
ISBN 100393052664
ISBN 109780393052664

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Martha Hodes, the author, spent eight years researching this book. The Sea Captain's Wife examines the life of Eunice Richardson a white woman from New England whose life spanned the civil war. It was a life of poverty and loss until she discovered love and comfort with a black sea captain from the Cayman by:   My 2nd great grandmother was a sea captain's wife and I read the book to see how this researcher plotted her story. I think there is a great danger in falling in love with your own research to the point of turning the story into something that is too long and overly detailed/5.   A finalist for the Lincoln Prize, The Sea Captain's Wife "comes surprisingly, and movingly, alive" (Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly). Award-winning historian Martha Hodes brings us into the extraordinary world of Eunice Connolly. Born white and poor in New England, Eunice moved from countryside to factory city, worked in the mills, then followed her husband . About The Sea Captain’s Wife. A gripping novel of love and adventure on the high seas that introduces an unforgettable young heroine. Growing up on the Bay of Fundy in the s, Azuba Galloway is determined to escape the confines of her town and live at sea.

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The Sea Captain’s Wife takes up grand themes of American history—war, racism, freedom—and along the way illuminates the lives of ordinary people in the past. For more information on The Sea Captain’s Wife, click here. Reviews. Finalist, Lincoln Book Prize — Civil War Institute and Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The Sea Captain’s Wife is the story of a woman driven by determination and strength to hold together a family she dearly loves amid the dangers and hardships of an often harsh and frightening world. The life Azuba once desperately longed introduces her not only the pleasure of adventure but brings her and her family to the brink of death, to.   For travellers, virtual and actual, The Sea Captain's Wife offers a fine and variegated journey: back in time (to the s) and around the world on a merchant sailing ship. Azuba Galloway. National Bestseller "The Sea Captain's Wife is a terrific tale, fast-moving and expertly told, one which measures, in the author's phrase, 'the true size of the world.' Like The Hatbox Letters, Powning's second cleverly crafted novel is not to be missedLondon Free Press "Equal parts character study, travelogue and action-adventure tale, The Sea Captain's Wife is a marvellous /5(52).