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Journeys in New Worlds Early American Women's Narratives by

Journeys in New Worlds Early American Women's Narratives


Journeys in New Worlds Early American Women's Narratives by

Presents the personal narratives of four women in the early days of American settlement. These are tales of exploration beyond conventional boundaries, women's voyages of self-discovery in a new world. The authors include Mary Rowlandson, Sarah Knight, Elizabeth Trist and Elizabeth Ashbridge.

About the Author

Elizabeth L. Banks (1870-1938) was raised on a Wisconsin farm and graduated from the Milwaukee-Downer Female Seminary to work as a part-time reporter. During her career she worked as secretary to the American ambassador in Peru, stunt girl, yellow journalist, author, investigative reporter, and freelance writer in both England and the United States. Mary Suzanne Schriber is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Northern Illinois University. She is the author of Writing Home and Gender and the Writer's Imagination and editor of Telling Travels. Abbey Zink is assistant professor of English at Western Connecticut State University.

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Publication date

31st December 1991


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University of Wisconsin Press


384 pages


History of the Americas
Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800



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