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Author photo. Illustration from <i>An Account of Anne Bradstreet The Puritan Poetess and Kindred Topics<i> by Col. Luther Caldwell, 1898

Illustration from An Account of Anne Bradstreet The Puritan Poetess and Kindred Topics by Col. Luther Caldwell, 1898

Anne Bradstreet (–1672)

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Includes the names: Anne Bradsteet, Anne Bradstreet, Anne D. Bradstreet

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Anne Bradstreet was the first woman writer to be published in colonial America. She was well-educated for a woman of her time. At age 16 she married Simon Bradstreet, a Puritan minister. The family emigrated to America in 1630 and joined the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
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