The Captain's Widow of Sandwich : Self-Invention and the Life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 1834-1917.

In 1852 Hannah Rebecca Crowell married sea captain William Burgess and set sail. Within three years, Rebecca Burgess had crossed the equator eleven times and learned to navigate a vessel. In 1856, 22-year-old Rebecca saved the ship Challenger as her husband lay dying from dysentery. The widow return...

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Main Author: Shockley, Megan Taylor.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:New York : NYU Press, 2010.
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