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Becoming the Captain’s Wife: Crafting Personas and Defining Relationships

Megan Taylor Shockley

in The Captain's Widow of Sandwich: Self-Invention and the Life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 1834-1917

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783191
eISBN:
9780814786529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783191.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses two journals which reflect Rebecca's life following her childhood entries in Flowers in Frolic. In the first journal Rebecca wrote of her experiences with William and ... More


Introduction

Megan Taylor Shockley

in The Captain's Widow of Sandwich: Self-Invention and the Life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 1834-1917

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783191
eISBN:
9780814786529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783191.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter details an overview of the life of Rebecca Burgess and the life she had presented through her journals, autobiographies, and other personal documents, citing arguments for ... More


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