Journeys in New Worlds: Early American Women's Narratives / Edition 1

Journeys in New Worlds: Early American Women's Narratives / Edition 1

by William L. Andrews
     
 

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ISBN-10: 029912584X

ISBN-13: 9780299125844

Pub. Date: 12/28/1990

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Four early American women tell their own stories:  Mary Rowlandson on her capture by Indians in 1676, Boston businesswoman Sarah Kemble Knight on her travels in New England, Elizabeth Ashbridge on her personal odyssey from indentured servant to Quaker preacher, and Elizabeth House Trist, correspondent of Thomas Jefferson, on her travels from Philadelphia

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Four early American women tell their own stories:  Mary Rowlandson on her capture by Indians in 1676, Boston businesswoman Sarah Kemble Knight on her travels in New England, Elizabeth Ashbridge on her personal odyssey from indentured servant to Quaker preacher, and Elizabeth House Trist, correspondent of Thomas Jefferson, on her travels from Philadelphia to Natchez.  Accompanied by introductions and extensive notes.

"The writings of four hearty women who braved considerable privation and suffering in a wild, uncultivated 17th- and 18th-century America.  Although confined by Old World patriarchy, these women, through their narratives, have endowed the frontier experience with a feminine identity that is generally absent from early American literature."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299125844
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Series:
Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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