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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The condition of a sailing vessel which is obliged, because of heavy weather, to heave to under bare poles with its helm a-lee in order to ride out the storm.

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Kevin J. Hayes.

in A Journey Through American Literature

March 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 5375 words.

This chapter reviews American autobiographies. These include Benjamin Franklin's autobiography; spiritual autobiography and captivity narratives (e.g. Thomas Shepard's Autobiography and A...

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