Women of the Frontier
Reviews for Women of Colonial America
December, 2015 Kirkus Reviews: “A valuable and entertaining resource....”
February, 2016 Publishlers Weekly.com: “Miller maintains a balance between objective historical accounts and personal biographies, offering insight into
what it meant to be a woman in America's fledgling days.”
School Library Journal, February 2016: “...thoroughly researched and engrossing look at Colonial America.”
New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, 2016
Women of Colonial America,13 Stories of Courage and Survival in the New World [Ages 12 and
up. 236 pages, Bibliography, source notes, index. Chicago Review Press. ISBN: 978-1556524875]
In colonial America, hard work proved a constant for most women - some ensured their family's survival
through their skills, while others sold their labor or lived in bondage as indentured servants or slaves. Yet
even in a world defined entirely by men, a world where few thought it important to record a female's
thoughts, women found ways to step forth. Elizabeth Ashbridge survived an abusive indenture to become
a Quaker preacher. Anne Bradstreet penned her poems while raising eight children in the wilderness.
Anne Hutchinson went toe-to-toe with Puritan authorities. Margaret Hardenbroeck Philipse built a trade
empire in New Amsterdam. And Eve, a Virginia slave, twice ran away toward freedom.
Using a host of primary sources, author Brandon Marie Miller recounts the roles, hardships, and daily lives
of Native American, European and African women in the 17th and 18 centuries. With strength, courage,
resilience and resourcefulness, these women and many others played a vita role in the mosaic of life in the
North American colonies.
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