First Generations Women in Colonial America

ISBN-10: 0809016060
ISBN-13: 9780809016068
Edition: 1997
Authors: Carol Berkin
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 7/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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.

Carol Berkin received her A.B. from Barnard College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She taught at Baruch College from 1972 to 2008 and has taught at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York since 1983. She is currently Baruch Presidential Professor of History. Berkin is the author of Civil War Wives, Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence, A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution, Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of an American Loyalist, and First Generations: Women in Colonial America, and numerous articles and reviews. She lives in New York City and Guilford, Connecticut.From the Hardcover edition.

Preface
Immigrants to Paradise: White Women in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake
Goodwives and Bad: New England Women in the Seventeenth Century
The Sisters of Pocahontas: Native American Women in the Centuries of Colonization
In a "Babel of Confusion": Women in the Middle Colonies
The Rhythms of Labor: African-American Women in Colonial Society
The Rise of Gentility: Class and Regional Differences in the Eighteenth Century
"Beat of Drum and Ringing of Bell": Women in the American Revolution
Fair Daughters of Columbia: White Women in the New Republic
Bibliographical Essay
Index

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