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First Generations: Women in Colonial America…

First Generations: Women in Colonial America

by Carol Berkin

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Historian Carol Berkin documents the lives of several different women during colonial times. I particularly enjoyed that she incorporated not just stories of white women but African American and Native American women's stories as well. The book is well written and much more interesting than your average history book as it discusses the women's roles, class, and gender through a feminist approach. ( )
  Meggle | Oct 15, 2010 |
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This study of American women in the 17th and 18th centuries by historian Carol Berkin gives close attention to the lives of several women like Mary, who was brought to Virginia as a slave in 1622. She married another African, Antonio, and over the course of their 40-year marriage, they earned their freedom and established a 250-acre plantation before moving to Maryland in search of new land. Other black women were not so lucky and, as time progressed, laws restricting black freedom were codified. This study uses legal and other types of records to illuminate the lives and experiences of these and other black, white, and Native American women.

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