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"Its impact on traditional (and erroneous) ideas of roles of male and female in relation to seafaring is a stirring one."

"This collection not only sketches life at sea in all its detail and diversity but also expands our understanding of the connections of gender, occupation, class, colonization, and race at sea and on land in the nineteenth century. The book combines first-rate scholarship with lively, accessible writing—no small accomplishment!"