The Resource Captain Ahab had a wife : New England women & the whalefishery, 1720-1870, Lisa Norling

Captain Ahab had a wife : New England women & the whalefishery, 1720-1870, Lisa Norling

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Captain Ahab had a wife : New England women & the whalefishery, 1720-1870
Title
Captain Ahab had a wife
Title remainder
New England women & the whalefishery, 1720-1870
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Norling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 of the "Cape Horn widows" left behind onshore."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Norling, Lisa
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SH383.2
LC item number
.N67 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whaling
  • Women
  • Whalers' spouses
  • Baleines
  • Femmes
  • Manners and customs
  • Whalers' spouses
  • Whaling
  • Women
  • Walvisvangst
  • Sociaal-economische situatie
  • Vrouwen
  • Frau
  • Walfang
  • Nantucket (Mass.)
  • Nantucket (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
Label
Captain Ahab had a wife : New England women & the whalefishery, 1720-1870, Lisa Norling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 372 pages
Isbn
9780807825617
Lccn
99088026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42935798
  • (OCoLC)ocm42935798
Label
Captain Ahab had a wife : New England women & the whalefishery, 1720-1870, Lisa Norling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 372 pages
Isbn
9780807825617
Lccn
99088026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42935798
  • (OCoLC)ocm42935798

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