Sheree Van Vreede
Children's LiteratureWhat do we know about the many European women who first came to our country in the 1600s? What was life like for them? What roles did they play? What about slave women? What was life like for them? This comprehensive guide, which is part of the "Colonial People" series, provides insight into all kinds of colonial women, from their different lifestyles, jobs, and pastimes to their education, weddings, and clothing, capturing the different stages of life from a young girl to a married mother. Complete with photograph reenactments, diagrams, maps, and paintings, this book brings this era to life. It is a great learning tool about an important time in our nation's history and the role that these women played. The book also pays homage to some of the more notable ladies of this time period, such as Margaret Brent, Anne Bradstreet, Anne Hutchinson, and Phillis Wheatley. 2003, Crabtree Publishing,
Sheree Van Vreede
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 3-5-These titles describe the lives of women and slave families from the early 1600s until the Revolutionary War. Tightly written texts offer balanced presentations, detailing various aspects of being a Colonial woman in a patriarchal society and the conditions that slaves endured in both the southern and northern colonies. Insightful comparisons of rural versus urban life enlighten and inform readers. Photographs of reenactors from Colonial Williamsburg and Old Salem and historical paintings from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and other collections enrich the texts. Of special interest are the biographical sketches of notable people such as Anne Bradstreet, poet, and Margaret Brent, first female Colonial lawyer, in Colonial Women; and Phillis Wheatley, African poet, in Slave Family. Unfortunately, the omission of bibliographic sources lessens the value of the texts.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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