“Excellent Primary Research and Richly Detailed Brief Biographies of Ship-owning Women in Newfoundland” Literary Review of Canada’s Janet Guilford Reviews Silk Sails

Silk Sails Cover“In Silk Sails: Women of Newfoundland and Their Ships Mary Huelen’s story is just one of nearly 500 sketches related by Calvin Evans, and the details of her dramatic story reflect both the book’s biographical strengths and its deep thematic tensions…Silk Sails is a welcome addition to the historical literaure about women in Atlantic Canada. Its strengths are the excellent primary research and the richly detailed brief biographies of shipowning women in Newfoundland between the late 17th century and the 1960s. Evans’s meticulous research about Newfoundland Women’s roles in both the fishing industry and shipping…”

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