More Colonial Women: 25 Pioneers of Early America

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McFarland, May 3, 2004 - History - 188 pages
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Deborah Franklin was the wife of patriot Benjamin Franklin. She kept his business enterprise going and the home fires burning while Benjamin lived the good life in France and other European countries as a representative of the new United States government. Historians have described Lydia Mather as "mad" for almost 300 years, a claim based entirely on her husband's diary entries. Lydia's second husband was Cotton Mather and when anyone dared argue with him, he believed that the person must be deranged. These two women and 23 others, as with the 1999 volume, are profiled in this new book of biographies. Each contributed to the development of her country in her own way. Most of the men they lived and worked alongside have been honored over and over while their own names, almost without exception, are unknown.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Lucy Winthrop Downing 16001679
3
Elizabeth Reade Winthrop 16141672
7
Judith Giton Manigault 16651711
14
Lydia Lee Mather 16701734
19
Hannah Callowhill Penn 16711726
27
Sybilla Righton Masters 16751720
34
Bilhah Abigail Levy Franks 16961756
37
Susanna Haswell Rowson 17621824
89
Sarah Kemble Knight 16661727
95
Jane Franklin Mecom 17121794
103
Sarah Winston Henry 17101783
111
Penelope Pagett Barker 17281787
116
Mercy Otis Warren 17281814
120
Elizabeth Maxwell Steele 17331790
132
Mary Katherine Goddard 17381816
138

Deborah Read Franklin 17071774
44
Anna Catherine Maulin Zenger 17181751
54
Anne Hennis Bailey 17421825
62
Mary Jemison 17431833
69
Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson 17471781
74
Phillis Wheatley 17531784
78
Rebecca Bryan Boone 17391813
144
Maria Van Hoes Van Buren 17471817
157
Catherine Littlefield Greene 17551814
162
Sarah Todd Astor 17621842
173
Index
181
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Carole Chandler Waldrup is a retired social worker in Hickory, North Carolina. She is also the author of Colonial Women (1999), The Vice Presidents (1996) and Presidents' Wives (1989).

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