First Generations

Women in Colonial America

Carol Berkin

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Indian, European, and African women of seventeenth and eighteenth-century America were defenders of their native land, pioneers on the frontier, willing immigrants, and courageous slaves. They were also - as traditional scholarship tends to omit - as important as men in shaping American culture and history. This remarkable work is a gripping portrait that gives early-American women their proper place in history.

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First Generations
1IMMIGRANTS TO PARADISE: WHITE WOMEN IN THE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY CHESAPEAKEMARY COLE, the daughter of Robert and Rebecca Cole, was born in Maryland in January 1653. Her parents had come to the colony in 1652, probably from Middlesex, England, bringing with them Rebecca's two children from her first marriage and two servants as well. Rebecca may have been pregnant during the long ocean voyage, for Robert Cole, Jr., was born in Maryland before the end of the year. Thus, Mary was part of a large household, and one that would continue to grow.

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Carol Berkin

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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First Generations
Women in Colonial America
Carol Berkin

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang
July 1997
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ISBN: 9781466806115
ISBN10: 1466806117
234 pages, Bibliographical essay, index
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang
July 1997
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ISBN: 9780809016068
ISBN10: 0809016060
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages, Bibliographical essay, index
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