Darrell Squires of The Western Star Declares Silk Sails “Illuminating and Meticulously Researched.”

Silk Sails Cover

“Illuminating [and] meticulously researched…In a province founded on fishing and shipping, the wide and long-held assumption has been that the presence and contributions of women as ship owner and operators was too small to merit attention. Evans’s book dispels this notion entirely, and exposes it as a gross oversight…Evans lays out the full scope of women’s involvement in the ship business from the 17th century onward while calling it ‘a tragic commentary on our history that we have forgotten these facts.’…This book demonstrates an impressive level of research and depth of inquiry. It makes an urgent and vital contribution to scholarship, while advancing popular understanding of a little-known aspect of our social history. Ask for this terrific book.”

– Darrell Squires, The Western Star

Click here to buy or read more about Calvin Evans’s Silk Sails

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