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The Resource A sea of misadventures : Shipwreck and survival in early America, Amy Mitchell-Cook

A sea of misadventures : Shipwreck and survival in early America, Amy Mitchell-Cook

Label
A sea of misadventures : Shipwreck and survival in early America
Title
A sea of misadventures
Title remainder
Shipwreck and survival in early America
Statement of responsibility
Amy Mitchell-Cook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A Sea of Misadventures examines more than one hundred documented shipwreck narratives from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century as a means to understanding gender, status, and religion in the history of early America. Though it includes all the drama and intrigue afforded by maritime disasters, the book's significance lies in its investigation of how the trauma of shipwreck affected American values and behavior. Through stories of death and devastation, Amy Mitchell-Cook examines issues of hierarchy, race, and gender when the sphere of social action is shrunken to the dimensions of a lifeboat or deserted shore
  • Rather than debate the veracity of shipwreck tales, Mitchell-Cook provides a cultural and social analysis that places maritime disasters within the broader context of North American society. She answers questions that include who survived and why, how gender and status affected survival rates, and how survivors related their stories to interested but unaffected audiences
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell-Cook, Amy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in maritime history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shipwrecks
  • Survival at sea
  • SCIENCE
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • HISTORY
  • Shipwrecks
  • Survival at sea
  • America
Label
A sea of misadventures : Shipwreck and survival in early America, Amy Mitchell-Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fact or fiction? The Publication of American Shipwreck Narratives -- The legalities of loss, wreck, and ruin -- God, nature, and the role of religion in shipwreck -- They worked like horses but behaved like men -- To honor their worth, beauty, and accomplishments -- Chaos and cannibalism on the high seas -- Portuguese narratives : A Comparative Perspective
Control code
ocn861200343
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611173024
Lccn
2013015879
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc2054772
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vskf6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861200343
Label
A sea of misadventures : Shipwreck and survival in early America, Amy Mitchell-Cook
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fact or fiction? The Publication of American Shipwreck Narratives -- The legalities of loss, wreck, and ruin -- God, nature, and the role of religion in shipwreck -- They worked like horses but behaved like men -- To honor their worth, beauty, and accomplishments -- Chaos and cannibalism on the high seas -- Portuguese narratives : A Comparative Perspective
Control code
ocn861200343
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611173024
Lccn
2013015879
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc2054772
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vskf6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861200343

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