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American Grit: A Woman s Letters from the Ohio Frontier (Hardback)

Anna Briggs Bentley

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ISBN 10: 0813122651 / ISBN 13: 9780813122656
Edité par The University Press of Kentucky, United States, 2003
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1826 thirty-year-old Anna Briggs Bentley, her husband, and their six children left their close Quaker community and the worn-out tobacco farms of Sandy Spring, Maryland, for frontier Ohio. Along the way, Anna sent back home the first of scores of letters she wrote her mother and sisters over the next fifty years as she strove to keep herself and her children in their memories. With Anna s natural talent for story-telling and her unique, female perspective, the letters provide a sustained and vivid account of everyday domestic life on the Ohio frontier. She writes of carving a farm out of the forest, bearing many children, darning and patching the family clothes, standing her ground in religious controversy, nursing wounds and fevers, and burying beloved family and friends. Emily Foster presents these revealing letters of a pioneer woman in a framework of insightful commentary and historical context, with genealogical appendices. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780813122656

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Titre : American Grit: A Woman s Letters from the ...

Éditeur : The University Press of Kentucky, United States

Date d'édition : 2003

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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" In 1826 thirty-year-old Anna Briggs Bentley, her husband, and their six children left their close Quaker community and the worn-out tobacco farms of Sandy Spring, Maryland, for frontier Ohio. Along the way, Anna sent back home the first of scores of letters she wrote her mother and sisters over the next fifty years as she strove to keep herself and her children in their memories. With Anna's natural talent for storytelling and her unique, female perspective, the letters provide a sustained and vivid account of everyday domestic life on the Ohio frontier. She writes of carving a farm out of the forest, bearing many children, darning and patching the family clothes, standing her ground in religious controversy, nursing wounds and fevers, and burying beloved family and friends. Emily Foster presents these revealing letters of a pioneer woman in a framework of insightful commentary and historical context, with genealogical appendices.

About the Author:

Emily Foster is the editor of The Ohio Frontier: An Anthology of Early Writings.

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