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Title:
Colonial women
Author:
Walker, Niki, 1972-
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Publication Information:
New York : Crabtree Pub., 2003.
Physical Description:
32 pages ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Introduces the different skills and often difficult lives of women on the farm, in business, and on the plantation as the owner's wife or as a slave in colonial America.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
A new way of life -- Colonial women -- Other women, other lives -- Town and city women -- On a plantation -- Slave women -- Educating girls -- Courtship -- Wedding bells -- Family life -- Jobs for women -- Pastimes of women and girls -- Women's clothing -- Notable colonial women.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.4 1.0 64347.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780778707493

9780778707950
Format :
Book

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Colonial Women offers a close look at the life of 18th century women. Most women worked in the home and cared for children, although a few held outside jobs. This fascinating book highlights the different skills and often difficult lives of women on the farm, in business, and on the plantation as the owner's wife and as a slave.


Author Notes

Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-These titles describe the lives of women and slave families from the early 1600s until the Revolutionary War. Tightly written texts offer balanced presentations, detailing various aspects of being a Colonial woman in a patriarchal society and the conditions that slaves endured in both the southern and northern colonies. Insightful comparisons of rural versus urban life enlighten and inform readers. Photographs of reenactors from Colonial Williamsburg and Old Salem and historical paintings from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and other collections enrich the texts. Of special interest are the biographical sketches of notable people such as Anne Bradstreet, poet, and Margaret Brent, first female Colonial lawyer, in Colonial Women; and Phillis Wheatley, African poet, in Slave Family. Unfortunately, the omission of bibliographic sources lessens the value of the texts.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

A new way of life
Colonial women
Other women, other lives
A tough new life
Town and city women
On a plantation
Slave women
Educating girls
Courtship
Wedding bells
Family life
Jobs for women
Games and pastimes
Women's clothing
Notable colonial women