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Author Hodes, Martha, 1958-

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

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 CONNOLLY    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY CONNOLLY    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Adult Department  BIOG. CONNOLLY, E.    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. CONNOLLY, E.    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  306.84 HOD    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B CONNOLLY    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B CONNOLLY, EUNICE    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  306.846 HOD    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 CONNOLLY, EUN    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  BIOG CONNOLLY, EUNICE    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-360) and index.
Summary Historian Martha Hodes brings us into the extraordinary world of Eunice Connolly. Born white and poor in New England, Eunice moved from countryside to factory city, worked in the mills, then followed her husband to the Deep South. When the Civil War came, Eunice's brothers joined the Union army while her husband fought and died for the Confederacy. Back in New England, a widow and the mother of two, Eunice barely got by as a washerwoman. Four years later, she fell in love with a black sea captain, married him, and moved to his home in the West Indies. Following every lead in a collection of 500 family letters, Hodes traced Eunice's footsteps and met descendants along the way. This story of misfortune and defiance takes up grand themes of American history--opportunity and racism, war and freedom--and illuminates the lives of ordinary people in the past.--From publisher description.
Contents The family of Eunice Richardson Stone Connolly -- Three notes to the reader -- 1. A story and a history -- 2. A carpenter's wife -- 3. Yankee in the deep South -- 4. Servant and washerwoman -- 5. From widow to bride -- 6. The sea captain's wife -- 7. Hurricane -- 8. Searching for Eunice -- Notes -- Essay on sources -- Acknowledgments -- Permissions and illustration credits.
Subject Connolly, Eunice Richardson Stone, 1831-1877.
Women -- United States -- Biography.
Women -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
ISBN 9780393052664 hardcover
0393052664 hardcover
9780393330298 paperback
039333029X paperback
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