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Women in Early America

Thomas A. Foster


This collection of essays tells the fascinating stories of the myriad women who shaped the early modern North American world from the colonial era through the first years of the republic. In relating this women’s history, the volume goes beyond the familiar stories of Pocahontas or Abigail Adams, recovering the lives and experiences of lesser-known women—both ordinary and elite, enslaved and free, indigenous and immigrant—who not only shaped British colonial America, but also New Spain, New France, New Netherlands, and the West Indies.

Keywords: women’s history, New Netherlands, New Spain, New France, colonial America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479874545
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas A. Foster, editor
DePaul University