Captain Ahab Had a Wife

Captain Ahab Had a Wife

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Describes the social conditions for women, who, during the whaling industry in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were commonly left alone while their husbands worked on the seas for up to five years at a time.First mate Charles Peirce told his wife, aquot;You dont seem to say much about your health. ... Ashley, who had left his wife Hannah behind on his parentsa#39; farm in Acushnet, wrote: aquot;Han I have bin thinking it is to bad to ceep you thare ... 119 Like Charles and William, Henry Beetle worried about his wife performing manual labor.

Title:Captain Ahab Had a Wife
Author: Lisa Norling
Publisher:UNC Press Books - 2000

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