Emily Foster's American Grit: A Woman's Letters from the Ohio Frontier PDF

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 teenagers left their shut Quaker neighborhood and the tired tobacco farms of Sandy Spring, Maryland, for frontier Ohio. alongside the way in which, Anna despatched again domestic the 1st of rankings of letters she wrote her mom and sisters over the following fifty years as she strove to maintain herself and her teenagers of their stories. With Anna's normal expertise for storytelling and her targeted, woman viewpoint, the letters offer a sustained and vibrant account of daily household lifestyles at the Ohio frontier. She writes of carving a farm out of the woodland, bearing many kids, 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 provides those revealing letters of a pioneer girl in a framework of insightful observation and ancient context, with genealogical appendices.

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