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Hanging Katherine Garrett: A Novel based on the 1737 Trial of a Pequot Woman

By: Abigail Davis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2003

Seller ID: D1922

ISBN: 0788419226

Condition: 234 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, 234 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


In present-day Minneapolis a graduate student, Karla Palmer, discovers a sermon that was preached at the 1738 hanging of Katherine Garrett, a Pequot Indian woman who was executed for the murder of her bastard child. The baby's body was found in the barn of a Congregationalist minister to whom Katherine was bound as a servant. She pled not guilty at her trial and records show that a huge courtroom scene ensued when the verdict was announced. Karla, smelling a cover-up, follows the obscured paper trail into the past, back to the Pequot War, searching for the identity of the person Katherine accu... View more info

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Providence: 1630-1800 — Women Are Part Of Its History

By: Barbara Mills

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2002

Seller ID: M2078

ISBN: 0078842078X

Condition: 438 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2002, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 438 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


A true history of Providence cannot be written without acknowledging that women, as well as men, carved this new city out of the wilderness, shaped it, and gave it a permanence of which to be proud. Unfortunately, most accounts of Providence's early history have relegated the role of women to an occasional mention of a wife's name. A few individual biographical portraits of women have been written and "women's histories" have described clothes, home life, child care and such, but none have integrated women into the history of the city as a whole. In contrast, Ms. Mills not only include... View more info

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Women Short-Changed by History

By: Barbara Venton Montgomery, Ph.D

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1998)

Seller ID: M9991

ISBN: 0788409913

Condition: 110 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1998), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, 110 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This fascinating text brings to light the contributions of five women seldom, if ever, mentioned as more than passing characters in the rich pageant of American history. These remarkable ladies, ignored, belittled, and scorned in their own lifetimes, are accorded here the attention worthy of their struggle for the recognition of women operating outside of the societally imposed limitations of gender. These women are Pocahontas, Lucy Terry Prince, Mary Edwards Walker, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Victoria Claflin Woodhull.110 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1998), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, 110 pp, Softcover, Herit... View more info

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Woman’s Life in Colonial Days

By: Carl Holliday

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 408973

ISBN: 0486408973

Condition: 319 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications


What was life like for women in the American colonies? This classic study suggests that, in spite of hardships, many colonial women led rich, fulfilling lives. Drawing on letters, diaries and contemporary accounts, the author thoroughly depicts the lives of women in the New England and Southern colonies. Thoughtfully written, well-documented account.319 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications View more info

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COAL MINERS' WIVES: Portraits of Endurance

By: Carol A.B. Giesen

Price: $17.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1995

Seller ID: 108454

ISBN: 0813108454

Condition: 188 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 1995, cloth, 5½x8½, 188pgs, cloth, University Press of Kentucky


Reviews"Reveals the extreme danger coal miners face in the workplace and the stress that mining families face because of it."—Kirkus Reviews View more info

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Shaking the Faith: Women, Family, and Mary Marshall Dyer's Anti-Shaker Campaign, 1815-1867

By: Elizabeth De Wolfe

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 2004

Seller ID: 966125

ISBN: 1-4039-6612-5

Condition: 256 pages, paperback, Palgrave Macmillan


In 1815, Mary Marshall Dyer renounced her Shaker beliefs and departed from the religious community in Enfield, New Hampshire, that she had called her home, leaving behind her husband and five children. Angry and alone, Dyer embarked on a fifty year public campaign against the Shakers in an effort to obtain custody of her children and to discredit the sect. The American public followed the debate with great interest. De Wolfe tells this now little-known story in brilliant detail, and shows why Dyer's life captured America's imagination. Titillating details about the mysterious sect no doubt con... View more info

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Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives Through the Cookbooks They Wrote

By: Janet Theophano

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: September, 2003

Seller ID: 962936

ISBN: 1-4039-6293-6

Condition: 384 pages, paperback, Palgrave Macmillan


Some people think that a cookbook is just a collection of recipes for dishes that feed the body. In Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives through the Cookbooks They Wrote, Janet Theophano shows that cookbooks provide food for the mind and the soul as well. Looking beyond the ingredients and instructions, she shows how women have used cookbooks to assert their individuality, develop their minds, and structure their lives. Beginning in the seventeenth century and moving up through the present day, Theophano reads between the lines of recipes for dandelion wine, "Queen of Puddings," and hal... View more info

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Immigrant Women in the Settlement of Missouri

By: Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering

Price: $12.95

Publisher: University of Missouri Press:

Seller ID: 215912

ISBN: 0-8262-1591-2

Condition: 168 pages, 6 x 9, 35 illustrations, index, bibliography, paperback, University of Missouri Press


Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering first looked at how immigration has affected Missouri's cultural landscape in their popular book German Settlement in Missouri: New Land, Old Ways. Now they tell the stories of women from all across Europe who left the Old World for Missouri. Drawing heavily on the women's own stories, Immigrant Women in the Settlement of Missouri illustrates common elements of their lives without minimizing the diversity and complexity of each individual's experience. The book begins with descriptions culled from diaries, letters, and memoirs documenting preparations ... View more info