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Author Little, Ann M, author.

Title The many captivities of Esther Wheelwright / Ann M. Little.

Publication Info. New Haven, Connecticut ; London, England : Yale University Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 WHEELWRIGHT,E LIT    Available
Description xvi, 286 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-282) and index.
Contents Esther Wheelwright -- Mail among the Wabanaki -- Esther Anglaise -- Sister Marie-Joseph de l'Enfant Jésus -- Mother esther -- Esther Superior -- Esther Zelatrix.
Summary "Born and raised in a New England garrison town, Esther Wheelwright (1696-1780) was captured by Wabanaki Indians at age seven. Among them, she became a Catholic and lived like any other young girl in the tribe. At age twelve, she was enrolled at a French-Canadian Ursuline convent, where she would spend the rest of her life, eventually becoming the order's only foreign-born mother superior. Among these three major cultures of colonial North America, Wheelwright's life was exceptional: border-crossing, multilingual, and multicultural. This meticulously researched book discovers her life through the communities of girls and women around her: the free and enslaved women who raised her in Wells, Maine; the Wabanaki women who cared for her, catechized her, and taught her to work as an Indian girl; the French-Canadian and Native girls who were her classmates in the Ursuline school; and the Ursuline nuns who led her to a religious life"--Publisher's website.
Subject Wheelwright, Esther, 1696-1780.
Ursulines -- Québec (Province) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 0300218214
9780300218213 (hardback ; alkaline paper)

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