Colonial Women

23 Europeans Who Helped Build a Nation


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About the Book

This is a book of biographies of 23 European women who were among the earliest arrivals in Colonial America. They came to found their homes in a wilderness or to carry out the work of their religious denomination. Most never got to return to visit their childhood homes or relatives, performing hard work daily the rest of their lives.
Eliza Lucas Pinckney and others came looking for financial gain; some such as Ann Lee came to escape religious persecution; a few such as Margaret Brent came looking for adventure. Also profiled in this book are Priscilla Mullins Alden, Alice Carpenter S. Bradford, Margaret Tyndal Winthrop, Anne Marbury Hutchinson, Mary Barrett Dyer, Lady Deborah Dunch Moody, Penelope Van Princis Stout, Lady Frances Culpeper Berkeley, Margaret Hardenbroeck Philipse, Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh, Henrietta Deering Johnston, Susanna Wright, Sister Marie Madeleine Hachard, Elizabeth Timothy, Elizabeth Murray Smith, Margarethe Bechtel Jungmann, Mary Barnard Williams, Mary White Rowlandson, Jane Randolph Jefferson, and Anne Dudley Bradstreet.

About the Author(s)

Carole Chandler Waldrup is a retired social worker in Hickory, North Carolina. She is also the author of Presidents’ Wives (1989) and The Vice Presidents (1996).

Bibliographic Details

Carole Chandler Waldrup
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 204
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 1999
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0664-7
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5106-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

1. Priscilla Mullins Alden      3

2. Alice Carpenter Southworth Bradford      15

3. Margaret Tyndal Winthrop      25

4. Margaret Brent      39

5. Anne Marbury Hutchinson      46

6. Mary Barrett Dyer      58

7. Lady Deborah Dunch Moody      64

8. Penelope Van Princis Stout      75

9. Francis Culpepper Berkeley      81

10. Margaret Hardenbroeck Philipse      89

11. Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh      95

12. Henrietta Deering Johnston      103

13. Susanna Wright      110

14. Marie Madeleine Hachard      116

15. Elizabeth Timothy      122

16. Eliza Lucas Pinckney      128

17. Elizabeth Murray Smith      139

18. Ann Lee      148

19. Anne Dudley Bradstreet      155

20. Jane Randolph Jefferson      162

21. Mary White Rowlandson      168

22. Mary Barnard Williams      176

23. Margarethe Bechtel Jungmann      185

Index      193

Book Reviews & Awards

“author spins readable tales…they get to the heart of this story of enduring importance”—Public Library Quarterly.