New PDF release: American Grit: A Woman's Letters from the Ohio Frontier

By Emily Foster

ISBN-10: 0813122651

ISBN-13: 9780813122656

ISBN-10: 0813192676

ISBN-13: 9780813192673

In 1826 thirty-year-old Anna Briggs Bentley, her husband, and their six youngsters left their shut Quaker group and the tired tobacco farms of Sandy Spring, Maryland, for frontier Ohio. alongside the best way, Anna despatched again domestic the 1st of rankings of letters she wrote her mom and sisters over the subsequent fifty years as she strove to maintain herself and her young children of their stories. With Anna's usual expertise for storytelling and her certain, lady point of view, the letters offer a sustained and bright account of daily household existence at the Ohio frontier. She writes of carving a farm out of the wooded area, bearing many youngsters, darning and patching the family members outfits, status her flooring in spiritual controversy, nursing wounds and fevers, and burying cherished friends and family. Emily Foster offers those revealing letters of a pioneer lady in a framework of insightful remark and ancient context, with genealogical appendices.

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By Emily Foster

ISBN-10: 0813122651

ISBN-13: 9780813122656

ISBN-10: 0813192676

ISBN-13: 9780813192673

In 1826 thirty-year-old Anna Briggs Bentley, her husband, and their six youngsters left their shut Quaker group and the tired tobacco farms of Sandy Spring, Maryland, for frontier Ohio. alongside the best way, Anna despatched again domestic the 1st of rankings of letters she wrote her mom and sisters over the subsequent fifty years as she strove to maintain herself and her young children of their stories. With Anna's usual expertise for storytelling and her certain, lady point of view, the letters offer a sustained and bright account of daily household existence at the Ohio frontier. She writes of carving a farm out of the wooded area, bearing many youngsters, darning and patching the family members outfits, status her flooring in spiritual controversy, nursing wounds and fevers, and burying cherished friends and family. Emily Foster offers those revealing letters of a pioneer lady in a framework of insightful remark and ancient context, with genealogical appendices.

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