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Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea

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A "hen frigate," traditionally, was any ship with the captain's wife on board. Hen frigates were miniature worlds — wildly colorful, romantic, and dangerous. Here are the dramatic, true stories of what the remarkable women on board these vessels encountered on their often amazing voyages: romantic moonlit nights on deck, debilitating seasickness, terrifying skirmishes with pirates, disease-bearing rats, and cockroaches as big as a man's slipper. And all of that while living with the constant fear of gales, hurricanes, typhoons, collisions, and fire at sea. Interweaving first-person accounts from letters and journals in and around the lyrical narrative of a sea journey, maritime historian Joan Druett brings life to these stories. We can almost feel for ourselves the fear, pain, anger, love, and heartbreak of these courageous women. Lavishly illustrated, this breathtaking book transports us to the golden age of sail.

Synopsis:

A "hen frigate," traditionally, was any ship with the captain's wife on board. Hen frigates were miniature worlds — wildly colorful, romantic, and dangerous. Here are the dramatic, true stories of what the remarkable women on board these vessels encountered on their often amazing voyages: romantic moonlit nights on deck, debilitating seasickness, terrifying skirmishes with pirates, disease-bearing rats, and cockroaches as big as a man's slipper. And all of that while living with the constant fear of gales, hurricanes, typhoons, collisions, and fire at sea. Interweaving first-person accounts from letters and journals in and around the lyrical narrative of a sea journey, maritime historian Joan Druett brings life to these stories. We can almost feel for ourselves the fear, pain, anger, love, and heartbreak of these courageous women. Lavishly illustrated, this breathtaking book transports us to the golden age of sail.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction

CHAPTER ONE. The Honeymooners

CHAPTER TWO. At Sea

CHAPTER THREE. Sex and the Seafaring Wife

CHAPTER FOUR. Children at Sea

CHAPTER FIVE. Small Ladies

CHAPTER SIX. Ship Kitchens

CHAPTER SEVEN. Occupational Therapy

CHAPTER EIGHT. Medical Matters

CHAPTER NINE. Hazards of the Sea

CHAPTER TEN. Dropping Anchor

CHAPTER ELEVEN. On Shore in a Foreign Land

APPENDIX

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684854342
Author:
Druett, Joan
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Ship captains
Subject:
Ship captains' spouses
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
88-504
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
125 b-w photos andamp; illus. t-o
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 7.945 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A "hen frigate," traditionally, was any ship with the captain's wife on board. Hen frigates were miniature worlds — wildly colorful, romantic, and dangerous. Here are the dramatic, true stories of what the remarkable women on board these vessels encountered on their often amazing voyages: romantic moonlit nights on deck, debilitating seasickness, terrifying skirmishes with pirates, disease-bearing rats, and cockroaches as big as a man's slipper. And all of that while living with the constant fear of gales, hurricanes, typhoons, collisions, and fire at sea. Interweaving first-person accounts from letters and journals in and around the lyrical narrative of a sea journey, maritime historian Joan Druett brings life to these stories. We can almost feel for ourselves the fear, pain, anger, love, and heartbreak of these courageous women. Lavishly illustrated, this breathtaking book transports us to the golden age of sail.
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