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For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by officers or seamen. And Cordingly has unearthed stories of a number of young women who dressed in men’s clothes and worked alongside sailors for months, sometimes years, without ever revealing their gender. His tremendous research shows that there was indeed a thriving female population—from pirates to the sirens of myth and
legend—on and around the high seas. A landmark work of women’s history disguised as a spectacularly entertaining yarn, Women Sailors and Sailor’s Women will surprise and delight.

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Now in paperback, Cordingly offers a rip-roaring voyage of a book through some of the least known and most fascinating annals of maritime history: a sweeping look at the women who infiltrated the male-dominated high seas of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

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For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by officers or seamen. And Cordingly has unearthed stories of a number of young women who dressed in men’s clothes and worked alongside sailors for months, sometimes years, without ever revealing their gender. His tremendous research shows that there was indeed a thriving female population—from pirates to the sirens of myth and

legend—on and around the high seas. A landmark work of women’s history disguised as a spectacularly entertaining yarn, Women Sailors and Sailor’s Women will surprise and delight.

About the Author

David Cordingly was for twelve years on the staff of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, where he was curator of paintings and then head of exhibitions. He is a graduate of Oxford and the author of Under the Black Flag, an acclaimed history of piracy. Cordingly lives with his wife and family by the sea in Sussex, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375758720
Author:
Cordingly, David
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
World
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Women and the sea.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
history;women;pirates;maritime;non-fiction;nautical;women s studies;navy;sailing
Subject:
history;women;pirates;maritime;non-fiction;nautical;women s studies;sailing;navy;sea;women s history;seafaring
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PAGES B/W ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.65 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, Cordingly offers a rip-roaring voyage of a book through some of the least known and most fascinating annals of maritime history: a sweeping look at the women who infiltrated the male-dominated high seas of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
"Synopsis" by , For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by officers or seamen. And Cordingly has unearthed stories of a number of young women who dressed in men’s clothes and worked alongside sailors for months, sometimes years, without ever revealing their gender. His tremendous research shows that there was indeed a thriving female population—from pirates to the sirens of myth and

legend—on and around the high seas. A landmark work of women’s history disguised as a spectacularly entertaining yarn, Women Sailors and Sailor’s Women will surprise and delight.

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