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The captain's widow of Sandwich : self-invention and the life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 1834-1917

Author: Megan Taylor Shockley
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the legend of Hannah Rebecca Burgess and Victorian gender roles

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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Diaries
History
Sources
Named Person: Hannah Rebecca Burgess; Hannah Rebecca Burgess; Hannah Rebecca Burgess
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Taylor Shockley
ISBN: 9780814783191 0814783198
OCLC Number: 459210042
Description: xi, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Rebecca's world : developing character --
Becoming the captain's wife : crafting personas and defining relationships --
Rebecca at sea : fashioning a new identity --
Challenges and transitions : shifting identities --
A new era, a new narrative --
Visible and invisible : Rebecca's multiple identities --
From legacy to legend.
Responsibility: Megan Taylor Shockley.

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" . . . a fruitfull approach to the study of how women in history were able to shape their private stories for public consumption to promote their own legacy."-Robin Miskolcze,The Journal of American Read more...

 
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