Women in Early America: Struggle, Survival, and Freedom in a New World
ABC-CLIO, 2004 - United States - 495 pages
This volume fills a gap in traditional women's history books by offering fascinating details of the lives of early American women and showing how these women adapted to the challenges of daily life in the colonies.
The coverage begins with the 1607 settlement at Jamestown and ends with the War of 1812. In addition to the role of Anglo-American women, the experiences of African, French, Dutch, and Native American women are discussed. The issues discussed include how women coped with rural isolation, why they were prone to superstitions, who was likely to give birth out of wedlock, and how they raised large families while coping with immense household responsibilities.
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No real research was done by the author while preparing to write this book. It is essentially a work of fiction. Almost none of it should be taken seriously.
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