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The Resource The sea captain's wife : a true story of love, race, and war in the nineteenth century, Martha Hodes

The sea captain's wife : a true story of love, race, and war in the nineteenth century, Martha Hodes

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The sea captain's wife : a true story of love, race, and war in the nineteenth century
Title
The sea captain's wife
Title remainder
a true story of love, race, and war in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Martha Hodes
Title variation
sea captains wife
Title variation remainder
a true story of love, race, and war in the nineteenth century
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"When award-winning historian Martha Hodes came upon a collection of family letters, she decided to write the story of Eunice Connolly, an ordinary American woman who led an extraordinary life." "Born white and poor in New England, Eunice worked in the cotton mills and married a carpenter. But a sojourn to the Deep South on the eve of the Civil War left her caught in a divided nation - and in between the men of her own family who fought on opposite sides of the cataclysmic national conflict. Back north, living in near-poverty and fighting off depression, Eunice tried as best she could to follow the conventions of nineteenth-century womanhood, but she would take those conventions only so far. After the war, Eunice, now a widow and the mother of two, fell in love across the color line and chose to make a new home for herself on a faraway West Indian island." "In her travels between New England and the Deep South, and then to the Cayman Islands, Eunice faced despair and loss, romance and serenity, and ultimately profound transformation in her journey from a working-class white woman to a genteel lady in an elite family of color." "Eunice told her story in the letters she wrote - whether by candlelight after an arduous day scrubbing laundry in the raw New England winter or resting under the shade of a coconut tree on a bright Caribbean morning. Following every lead in the family papers, Hodes traced Eunice's footsteps, searched the archives, studied the landscape, and met descendants along the way."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
An award-winning historian chronicles the remarkable life of Eunice Connolly, her poverty-stricken upbringing in New England, marriage to a Southern man who died fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War, return to New England, marriage to a black sea captain, and move to the West Indies, based on a collection of five hundred family letters
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2006.
Biography type
individual biography
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228494
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hodes, Martha Elizabeth
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Connolly, Eunice Richardson Stone
  • Women
  • Women
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a true story of love, race, and war in the nineteenth century
Label
The sea captain's wife : a true story of love, race, and war in the nineteenth century, Martha Hodes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-360) and index
Contents
A story and a history -- A carpenter's wife -- Yankee in the deep South -- Servant and washerwoman -- From widow to bride -- The sea captain's wife -- Hurricane -- Searching for Eunice
Control code
000040307903
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9780393052664
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The sea captain's wife : a true story of love, race, and war in the nineteenth century, Martha Hodes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-360) and index
Contents
A story and a history -- A carpenter's wife -- Yankee in the deep South -- Servant and washerwoman -- From widow to bride -- The sea captain's wife -- Hurricane -- Searching for Eunice
Control code
000040307903
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9780393052664
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill., maps

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