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Author Miller, Brandon Marie.

Title Women of Colonial America : 13 stories of courage and survival in the New World / Brandon Marie Miller.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 305.4097 MIL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Women of action series
Women of action (Chicago, Ill.).
Summary "Using a host of primary sources, author Brandon Marie Miller recounts the roles, hardships, and daily lives of Native American, European, and African women in 17th- and 18th-century colonial America. Hard work proved a constant for most women--they ensured their family's survival through their skills while others sold their labor or lived in bondage as indentured servants and slaves. Even in this world defined entirely by men, a world where no one thought it important to record a female's thoughts, women found ways to step forth. Elizabeth Ashbridge survived an abusive indenture to become a Quaker preacher. Anne Bradstreet penned epic poetry while raising eight children in the wilderness. Anne Hutchinson went toe-to-toe with Puritan authorities. Margaret Hardenbroeck Philipse built a trade empire in New Amsterdam. Martha Corey lost her life in the vortex of Salem's witch hunt. And Eve, a Virginia slave, twice ran away to freedom. With strength, courage, resilience, and resourcefulness, these women and many others played a vital role in the mosaic of life in colonial America"-- Provided by publisher.
Note "Parts of this book were originally published as Good Women of a Well-Blessed Land, Women's Lives in Colonial America (Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing, 2003). It has been substantially revised, updated, and expanded"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-226) and index.
Contents The Natural Inhabitants -- In This New Discovered Virginia : Pocahontas, A Life in Two Worlds; Cecily Jordan Farrar, "Ancient Planter" of Virginia -- Goodwives to New England : Anne Hutchinson, "A Woman Unfit for Our Society;" Anne Dudley Bradstreet, Puritan Poet; The Captivity of Mary Rowlandson -- Weary, Weary, Weary, O : Elizabeth Ashbridge, From Indentured Servant to Quaker Preacher -- Up to Their Elbows in Housewifery : Margaret Hardenbroeck Philipse, She-Merchant of New York; The Journey of Sarah Kemble Knight -- Daughters of Eve : Martha Corey, Accused of Witchcraft -- A Changing World : Eliza Lucas Pinckney, A Glimpse through Her Letterbook ; Eve, and Others, Belonging to the Randolphs; Christiana Campbell & Jane Vobe, Keeping a Busy Tavern -- A Tapestry of Lives.
Subject Women -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- United States -- History -- 17th century -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- United States -- History -- 18th century -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Social life and customs -- To 1775 -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781556524875 (hardback)
1556524870 (hardback)

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