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Mar 29ยทedited Mar 29Liked by Andrew Chapman

Sailing across the ocean was a huge gamble at the time. It is interesting to see how minds start to change when people see people as individuals instead of groups. As, you hinted at, I doubt Miss Schaw was fully reformed regarding social classes, but it appears her eyes were opened to their plight.

I wrote two novellas set in this era (adventure tales with lots of sailing), so I find these accounts fascinating.

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Fascinatingly hair-raising yet comical. I love reading period letters and diaries. It's the immediacy and vividness of the voices that gets me.

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Absolutely! That's pretty much why I started doing this three years ago ๐Ÿ™‚

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