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The Captain's Widow of SandwichSelf-Invention and the Life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 1834-1917$
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Megan Taylor Shockley

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814783191

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814783191.001.0001

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From Legacy to Legend

From Legacy to Legend

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(p.159) 7 From Legacy to Legend
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The Captain's Widow of Sandwich
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Megan Taylor Shockley

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814783191.003.0008

This chapter details how Rebecca's story had reached a wider audience and from there, had encouraged her to shape her own legend for the community. During the 1870s and beyond Rebecca added to her story significantly, in a way that made her appear even more the exciting, romantic heroine in her own maritime tale. By making a point to recount her version of her maritime experience to the wider community, Rebecca ensured the perpetuation of her persona, not only as William's loving wife but also as a woman who “saved” the Challenger's ship and crew from “certain peril” as William lay dying.

Keywords:   Rebecca's story, Rebecca's legacy, Challenger, 1870s, maritime experiences

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