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

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

Martha Hodes

ISBN: 978-0-393-33029-8

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352 pages

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A True Story of Love, Race, and War in the Nineteenth Century

From five hundred family letters, award-winning historian Martha Hodes re-creates the extraordinary life of an ordinary woman -- Eunice Connolly\'s family divided over the Civil War, and she later married across the color line. This story of misfortune and defiance takes up grand themes of American history: opportunity and racism, slavery and war, equality and freedom.