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Powerful on land and sea: an analysis of history's attitude to the lives and careers of two female pirates; Grainne Mhaol and Anne Bonny

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Donnell, Katherine
dc.contributor.author Rowan, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T13:34:08Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-03T13:34:08Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3758
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is concerned with assessing historians' attitudes to women in history and, more specifically, to women in piracy (which has traditionally been considered a male preserve) by comparing the lives of two female pirates, Grainne Mhaol and Anne Bonny. Although both women chose piracy as a career, their reasons for doing so were extremely different. Grainne turned to piracy because legitimate trading was unavailable to her, due to English control of Galway city. Anne turned to piracy as a means of escaping a loveless marriage and the rigid social roles of early 18th century America. The culture in which each woman grew up, and the historical status of women in these cultures, had a major influence on their ability to achieve high status as pirates. By analysing the reasons why their careers and fame as pirates were so different I have shown that, although their contemporaries accepted them as pirates, historians have deleted them from history, dismissing them as fictitious characters or prostitutes or lesbians. The result has been the creation of an illusion in which piracy was an entirely male domain. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University College Dublin en_US
dc.subject history en_US
dc.subject women's studies en_US
dc.subject gender studies en_US
dc.subject women in history en_US
dc.subject piracy en_US
dc.subject female pirates en_US
dc.subject 16th century Irish women en_US
dc.subject 18th century American women en_US
dc.subject women's careers en_US
dc.subject historical women en_US
dc.subject female stereotypes en_US
dc.subject pirate stereotypes en_US
dc.subject Grainne Mhaol en_US
dc.subject Anne Bonny en_US
dc.subject Grace O'Malley en_US
dc.title Powerful on land and sea: an analysis of history's attitude to the lives and careers of two female pirates; Grainne Mhaol and Anne Bonny en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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