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The Resource Naval families, war and duty in britain, 1740-1820

Naval families, war and duty in britain, 1740-1820

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Naval families, war and duty in britain, 1740-1820
Title
Naval families, war and duty in britain, 1740-1820
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the competing demands of family, war and duty in the lives of eighteenth-century naval men and their families. It covers not just the men afloat and their wives ashore, but also the rich and complex financial, professional and fraternal networks that were essential to naval lives. By drawing on a substantial body of personal correspondence, the book goes beyond cultural and gendered stereotypes to examine the roles and responsibilities of men, women and children within a naval family and how war shaped and determined those roles. The families considered include those of several famous naval figures, including Philip Broke, Matthew Flinders and George Bass, and also the families of "lower deck" seamen, some of whom could not write for themselves and where data has been gleaned from previously unexplored petitions. The information provided contributes to a wider understanding of gender roles, especially masculinity, in the period and to eighteenth-century social and cultural history more broadly. Moreover, as insights into the intimate and emotional details of family life, especially between husbands and wives, are difficult to discover in any historical period (such intimacy being rarely recorded), the details presented here constitute a rare resource."
Assigning source
Cover page 4
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gill, Ellen
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • War and families
  • War and families
  • Navies
  • Navies
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Marine & Naval
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military Science
  • Armed Forces
  • War and families
  • Great Britain
Label
Naval families, war and duty in britain, 1740-1820
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964295245
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782048244
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c3hrd7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964295245
Label
Naval families, war and duty in britain, 1740-1820
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964295245
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782048244
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c3hrd7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964295245

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