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One Colonial Woman's World

The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit

One Colonial Woman's World( )
Author: Coughlin, Michelle Marchetti
Publication Date:Nov 2012
Publisher:University of Massachusetts Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $28.95
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This book reconstructs the life of Mehetabel Chandler Coit (1673--1758), the author of what may be the earliest surviving diary by an American woman. A native of Roxbury, Massachusetts, who later moved to Connecticut, she began her diary at the age of fifteen and kept it intermittently until she was well into her seventies. A previously overlooked resource, the diary contains entries on a broad range of topics as well as poems, recipes, folk and herbal medical remedies, religious...
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