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Journeys in New Worlds: Early American Women's Narratives

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Four early American women tell their own stories:  Mary Rowlandson on her capture by Indians in 1676, Boston businesswoman Sarah Kemble Knight on her travels in New England, Elizabeth Ashbridge on her personal odyssey from indentured servant to Quaker preacher, and Elizabeth House Trist, correspondent of Thomas Jefferson, on her travels from Philadelphia to Natchez.  Accom ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 15th 1990 by University of Wisconsin Press (first published January 1st 1990)
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Cody
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
I read a couple of the narratives in this for a class I'm taking on early American women's adventure stories. The texts are pretty accessible, and the introductions to each narrative are really well researched and make the texts even more easy to read.
Cassandra
Jan 29, 2008 rated it it was ok
kinda dry initially, but gets really interesting when you investigate the silences and look into the historical context. quaker women were pretty kick-ass, especially compared to puritans, eww gross.
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