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    The Sea Captain’s Wife
    A True Story of Love, Race, and War in the Nineteenth Century

    by Martha Hodes

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    • Publisher: W. W. Norton
    • Release date: September 12, 2006
    • ISBN: 9780393052664 (0393052664)
    • Language: english
    • Author: Martha Hodes
    • Genres: history, biography, historical, school, race
    • Format: hardcover, 384 pages

    About The Book

    “What a terrific book! I could hardly put it down… .A story of triumph over adversity.”´┐ŻJames McPherson

    Award-winning 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, struggling with crushing depression. 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´┐Żopportunity and racism, war and freedom´┐Żand illuminates the lives of ordinary people in the past. 47 illustrations.

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