First Generations: Women in Colonial America

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Macmillan, 1997 - History - 256 pages
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Carol Berkin's multicultural history reconstructs the lives of American women in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries-women from European, African, and Native backgrounds-and examines their varied roles as wives, mothers, household managers, laborers, rebels, and, ultimately, critical forces in shaping the new nation's culture and history.

 

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User Review  - Meggle - LibraryThing

Historian Carol Berkin documents the lives of several different women during colonial times. I particularly enjoyed that she incorporated not just stories of white women but African American and ... Read full review

FIRST GENERATIONS: Women in Colonial America

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A marvelously readable yet scholarly history of women's social, economic, religious, and political roles in America from the founding of the Chesapeake Bay colonies through the Revolution. Berkin ... Read full review

Contents

White Women
3
New England
21
Native
52
Women in
79
African
103
Class and
129
White
195
Index 229
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Carol Berkin is Professor of History at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She is the author of A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution, Women's Voices/Women's Lives: Documents in Early American History, and coeditor, with Mary Beth Norton, of Women of America: A History.

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