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Pages: 320

Language: English

Publisher: Random House Trade: Reprint edition (8 May 2007)

By: David Cordingly (Author)

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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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