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American Jezebel

Author : Eve LaPlante
ISBN : 0061926957
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1637, Anne Hutchinson, a forty-six-year-old midwife who was pregnant with her sixteenth child, stood before forty male judges of the Massachusetts General Court, charged with heresy and sedition. In a time when women could not vote, hold public office, or teach outside the home, the charismatic Hutchinson wielded remarkable political power. Her unconventional ideas had attracted a following of prominent citizens eager for social reform. Hutchinson defended herself brilliantly, but the judges, faced with a perceived threat to public order, banished her for behaving in a manner "not comely for [her] sex." Written by one of Hutchinson's direct descendants, American Jezebel brings both balance and perspective to Hutchinson's story. It captures this American heroine's life in all its complexity, presenting her not as a religious fanatic, a cardboard feminist, or a raging crank—as some have portrayed her—but as a flesh-and-blood wife, mother, theologian, and political leader. The book narrates her dramatic expulsion from Massachusetts, after which her judges, still threatened by her challenges, promptly built Harvard College to enforce religious and social orthodoxies—making her the mid-wife to the nation's first college. In exile, she settled Rhode Island, becoming the only woman ever to co-found an American colony. The seeds of the American struggle for women's and human rights can be found in the story of this one woman's courageous life. American Jezebel illuminates the origins of our modern concepts of religious freedom, equal rights, and free speech, and showcases an extraordinary woman whose achievements are astonishing by the standards of any era.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Anne Hutchinson S Way

Author : Jeannine Atkins
ISBN : 0374303657
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A fictionalized episode from the life of Anne Hutchinson, who arrived with her family in Massachusetts in 1634, but was soon banished for holding religious meetings and teaching ideas with which Puritan ministers disagreed.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Anne Hutchinson

Author : Timothy D. Hall
ISBN : 0321476212
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This new biography on Anne Hutchinson examines the life of this perennially fascinating and controversial woman within the dynamic social and cultural contexts of seventeenth-century England and North America. Drawing upon the latest scholarship, Timothy D. Hall presents Hutchinson as a literate, highly intelligent agent of a militant Protestant vanguard pressing to extend English influence into the new world. Hall explores the charges brought against Hutchinson and analyzes her responses to them, and he provides thorough coverage of her continued influence in other communities after her trial and expulsion from the Massachusetts Bay colony. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in the “Library of American Biography” series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mary Dyer

Author : Ruth Talbot Plimpton
ISBN : 9780828319645
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the history of Mary Dyer (1611--1660) whose efforts to seek and find 'freedom to worship' led eventually to her death. Her quest began when she and her husband sailed from 'Old' to 'New' England in 1635. They were soon disillusioned by the intolerant practices and beliefs of the Puritans, who considered all truth could be found in the Old Testament -- and only there. Variations, from Puritan interpretations of the Ten Commandments, were punished by cruel torture and/or death. Banished from Boston for protesting such rigidity in belief and practice, Mary was among the group who founded Rhodes Island, where freedom in belief and practice of worship was established.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Marmee Louisa

Author : Eve LaPlante
ISBN : 9781451620665
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A great niece and cousin of Louisa May Alcott draws on newly uncovered family papers to present a revisionist portrait of Louisa's relationship with her mother, discussing how Abigail May served as the intellectual and emotional center of Louisa's life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Anne Hutchinson

Author : Bianca Leonardo
ISBN : 0930852303
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An Incredible Life .... a Tragic Death! America's first feminist, female minister, and martyr. True, Dramatic, Inspiring! "If Anne had been a man, she'd be in all the history books." Her exciting story has been neglected for 350 years. Read how Anne Hutchinson came to America from a comfortable life in England, to settle in rugged, four-year-old Boston. The conditions were extremely harsh. The women, with constant child-bearing, suffered the most. Spiritually minded, loving Anne became involved in helping the women in the Colony understand "the God of Love, not Law." Anne's zeal for God's truth in an all-male clergy led to an outright inquisition, and, ultimately, to her excommunication and banishment. Soon thereafter, came her tragic and untimely death, along with her young children.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Prophetic Woman

Author : Amy Schrager Lang
ISBN : 0520055985
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Divine Rebel

Author : Selma R. Williams
ISBN : UOM:39015054076412
Genre : Religion
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Founding Mothers Fathers

Author : Mary Beth Norton
ISBN : 9780307760760
Genre : History
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Much like A Midwife's Tale and The Unredeemed Captive, this novel is about power relationships in early American society, religion, and politics--with insights into the initial development and operation of government, the maintenance of social order, and the experiences of individual men and women. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: History