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First Generations: Women in Colonial America Carol Berkin

First Generations: Women in Colonial America

Carol Berkin

Published 1998
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234 pages
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ISBN: 0809045613The European, Native American, and African women of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America were wives, mothers, household managers, laborers, and rebels—and just as important as men in shaping the culture and history of their country. In First Generations, Carol Berkin discusses the great variety of female lives—as defenders of their native land, pioneers on the frontier, willing immigrants, and courageous slaves—and shows that though colonial women were separated by class, region, and race, they were linked by laws and presumptions that defined them by gender. Her gripping portrait gives early American women their proper place in our history.(from back cover- second printing, 1998)