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Finding an Identity : Early America and the Colonial Period, 1492-1774

By: Woolf, Alex.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.A Cultural History of Women in America: Publisher: New York : Infobase Publishing, 2011Description: 1 online resource (64 p.).ISBN: 9781438135939.Subject(s): African-American -- Cultures | Women -- United States -- History -- 17th century | Women -- United States -- History -- 18th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Finding an Identity : Early America and the Colonial Period, 1492-1774DDC classification: 305.409730903 LOC classification: HQ1416Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; 1: The Early Years; 2: Daily Life; 3: Women and the Law; 4: Religion; 5: Crime and Punishment; 6: African Americans; 7: Native Americans; 8: The Period in Brief; Timeline; Glossary and Further Information; Index
Summary: During the years of settlement and exploration of the North American continent, women''s position in society was largely restricted to the domestic sphere. Finding an Identity describes the roles women played as colonists settled in what is now the Americas and explores the variations in the roles of women, especially in Native American and African-American cultures. Furthermore, this engaging title examines the growing responsibility accepted by women in colonial society as the colonists moved toward independence from their home countries.
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Cover; Contents; 1: The Early Years; 2: Daily Life; 3: Women and the Law; 4: Religion; 5: Crime and Punishment; 6: African Americans; 7: Native Americans; 8: The Period in Brief; Timeline; Glossary and Further Information; Index

During the years of settlement and exploration of the North American continent, women''s position in society was largely restricted to the domestic sphere. Finding an Identity describes the roles women played as colonists settled in what is now the Americas and explores the variations in the roles of women, especially in Native American and African-American cultures. Furthermore, this engaging title examines the growing responsibility accepted by women in colonial society as the colonists moved toward independence from their home countries.

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Gr 7 Up-These titles offer comprehensive, vivid, and thought-provoking looks at the struggles and triumphs of our Founding Mothers and the women who followed them in shaping our nation. Through succinct, informative text, each heavily illustrated volume incorporates the history of three major groups of people: the Natives, European settlers, and African slaves. Featured quotes from books, articles, letters, and speeches bring the history to life, and "Breakthrough Biography" and "Women of Courage and Conviction" sidebars introduce key historical figures. Readers new to the subject will find quick access to quality information, and history-savvy youngsters may find something new to ponder. Unbiased, engaging writing makes these books excellent additions to most collections.-Sara Saxton, Wasilla Meta-Rose Public Library, Wasilla, AK (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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