American Women: Their Lives in Their Words
Told through letters, journals, and other writings, American Women spans U.S. history from the times of Anne Hutchinson to Sojourer Truth to today's teenagers. A history of daughters, workers, wives, servants, and achievers, this powerful book canvases all social, economic, and ethnic groups. A 1992 ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
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PART ONE Women in the New World
Pitty Your Destressed Daughter
Like This Part of the World
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