First Generations: Women in Colonial America

by Carol Berkin

It's a wonder anyone survived, isn't it? Work your whole life, give birth a heap of times, die before 40 (and your husband too), leaving your children orphans and crops in the field. I bought this after going on the "Women of Wiliamsburg" tour at Colonial Williamsburg last year, in which I discovered that it wouldn't have been too terribly bad to be a white woman in a Virginia town in 1774.

I have been on the same chapter of this book for months. I just can't finish it. It's really interesting but I guess I can't read nonfiction at bedtime - it requires a different kind of brainpower than I have at my disposal at that time of day. What I need is for someone else to read this with me so we can discuss - any takers?

I rambled about other stuff too. Wanna see?

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