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Here are some of my favourite books that relate the history of women on ships during the age of sail. One should never presume that any feat is too daring and improbable for a historical woman to have accomplished during this time period! Compiled for [livejournal.com profile] potc_feminists


Seafaring Women: Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors' Wives
by David Cordingly

Women Sailors & Sailors Women
by David Cordingly

Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920
Edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling

She Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea
by Joan Druett

Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea
by Joan Druett

Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920
by Joan Druett

Bold in Her Breeches: Women Pirates Across the Ages
by Jo Stanley

The Pirate Queen: In Search of Grace O'Malley and Other Legendary Women of the Sea
by Barbara Sjoholm

Granuaile: Ireland's Pirate Queen C. 1530-1603
by Anne Chambers

Seafaring Women
by Linda Grant De Pauw

Women Pirates and the Politics of the Jolly Roger
by Ulrike Klausman, Marion Meinzerin and Gabriel Kuhn

Romantic Liars: Obscure Women Who Became Impostors and Challenged an Empire
by Debbie Lee

Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail
by Suzanne J. Stark

Women Under Sail
by Basil Greenhill and Ann Giffard
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