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Long before women had the right to vote, earn money, or have lives of their own, "she captains" — bold women distinguished for courageous enterprise on the high seas — thrilled and terrorized their shipmates, performed acts of valor, and pirated with the best of their male counterparts. From the warrior queens of the sixth century b.c. to the female shipowners influential in opening the Northwest Passage, andlt;Iandgt;She Captainsandlt;/Iandgt; brings together a real-life cast of characters whose audacity and bravado will capture the imagination. In her inimitable style, Joan Druett paints a vivid portrait of real women who were drawn to the ocean's beauty — and danger — and dared to captain ships of their own.

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In an innovative look at maritime history from the female perspective, Joan Druett introduces a remarkable array of characters and re-creates their adventures with a captivating immediacy and wit. There are "pirate queens" armed with cutlasses and pistols who strike fear into the hearts of sailors. There are sea-loving women — and women eager to be with the men they loved — who dress as men and join unsuspecting crews where they serve with honor and daring. The brave housekeepers and rescue workers are here too — including twenty-two-year-old Grace Darling, whose rescue of nine castaways in 1838 inspired a torrent of books, songs, and poems. Finally, "A Woman at the Helm" shines a spotlight on the long line of "she captains" who conquered dangerous seas and commanded rough crews, often displaying fortitude lacking in many of their male counterparts.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-289) and index.

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Long before women had the right to vote, earn money, or have lives of their own, "she captains" — bold women distinguished for courageous enterprise on the high seas — thrilled and terrorized their shipmates, performed acts of valor, and pirated with the best of their male counterparts. From the warrior queens of the sixth century b.c. to the female shipowners influential in opening the Northwest Passage, She Captains brings together a real-life cast of characters whose audacity and bravado will capture the imagination. In her inimitable style, Joan Druett paints a vivid portrait of real women who were drawn to the ocean's beauty — and danger — and dared to captain ships of their own.

About the Author

Joan Druett has won many prizes, including a PEN award for her first book, Exotic Intruders, the 1992 John Lyman Award for Best Book of American Maritime History for "She Was a Sister Sailor," the New York Public Library's Best Book to Remember citation for Hen Frigates, and, most recently, The Kendall Whaling Museum's 1999 L. Byrne Waterman Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to research and pedagogy in the arts, humanities, and sciences. She lives in New Zealand.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

One: The Warrior-Queens

Two: The Valkyria

Three: Mistress Cowtie and the Pirates

Four: Pirate Queens

Five: Captured by Corsairs

Six: The Widows

Seven: Bonny & Read

Eight: "The Naked Truth"

Nine: Ship's Business

Ten: Fatal Shores

Eleven: Fatal Impact

Twelve: The Deceit of Dress

Thirteen: Decently Skirted

Fourteen: War Bride

Fifteen: Women of War

Sixteen: Nelson's Women

Seventeen: Voyages of Discovery

Eighteen: To the Rescue!

Nineteen: Northwest Passage

Twenty: Ice Queens

Twenty-one: A Woman at the Helm

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684856919
Author:
Druett, Ron
Author:
Druett, Ron
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Naval history
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Women ship captains
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
TM 11-759
Publication Date:
March 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 b/w illus. t/o
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.145 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In an innovative look at maritime history from the female perspective, Joan Druett introduces a remarkable array of characters and re-creates their adventures with a captivating immediacy and wit. There are "pirate queens" armed with cutlasses and pistols who strike fear into the hearts of sailors. There are sea-loving women — and women eager to be with the men they loved — who dress as men and join unsuspecting crews where they serve with honor and daring. The brave housekeepers and rescue workers are here too — including twenty-two-year-old Grace Darling, whose rescue of nine castaways in 1838 inspired a torrent of books, songs, and poems. Finally, "A Woman at the Helm" shines a spotlight on the long line of "she captains" who conquered dangerous seas and commanded rough crews, often displaying fortitude lacking in many of their male counterparts.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-289) and index.
"Synopsis" by ,

Long before women had the right to vote, earn money, or have lives of their own, "she captains" — bold women distinguished for courageous enterprise on the high seas — thrilled and terrorized their shipmates, performed acts of valor, and pirated with the best of their male counterparts. From the warrior queens of the sixth century b.c. to the female shipowners influential in opening the Northwest Passage, She Captains brings together a real-life cast of characters whose audacity and bravado will capture the imagination. In her inimitable style, Joan Druett paints a vivid portrait of real women who were drawn to the ocean's beauty — and danger — and dared to captain ships of their own.

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