The Resource One colonial woman's world : the life and writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit, Michelle Marchetti Coughlin

One colonial woman's world : the life and writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit, Michelle Marchetti Coughlin

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One colonial woman's world : the life and writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit
Title
One colonial woman's world
Title remainder
the life and writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Marchetti Coughlin
Title variation
Life and writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 meditations, and financial accounts. An extensive collection of letters by Coit and her female relatives has also survived, shedding further light on her experiences. Michelle Marchetti Coughlin combs through these writings to create a vivid portrait of a colonial American woman and the world she inhabited. Coughlin documents the activities of daily life as well as dramas occasioned by war, epidemics, and political upheaval. Though Coit's opportunities were circumscribed by gender norms of the day, she led a rich and varied life, not only running a household and raising a family, but reading, writing, traveling, transacting business, and maintaining a widespread network of social and commercial connections. She also took a lively interest in the world around her and played an active role in her community. Coit's long life covered an eventful period in American history, and this book explores the numerous - and sometimes surprising - ways in which her personal history was linked to broader social and political developments. It also provides insight into the lives of countless other colonial American women whose history remains largely untold."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
LGG
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1965-
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Coughlin, Michelle Marchetti
Index
index present
LC call number
F101.3.C65
LC item number
C68 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Coit, Mehetabel Chandler
  • Coit, Mehetabel Chandler
  • Coit, Mehetabel Chandler
  • New London (Conn.)
  • Women
  • Connecticut
  • Connecticut
  • Women
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Manners and customs
  • Women
  • Connecticut
  • Connecticut
  • United States
Label
One colonial woman's world : the life and writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit, Michelle Marchetti Coughlin
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The years before the diary, 1673/1688 -- Coming of age, 1688/1693 -- Marriage and motherhood, 1694/1696 -- Establishing roots, 1697/1706 -- Comings and goings, 1707/1711 -- Mistress and matriarch, 1712/1725 -- Letters from Martha, 1726/1730 -- Transitions, 1731/1744 -- Endings, 1745/1758
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762165
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt5n1ks0
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830023845
  • (OCoLC)ocn830023845
Label
One colonial woman's world : the life and writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit, Michelle Marchetti Coughlin
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The years before the diary, 1673/1688 -- Coming of age, 1688/1693 -- Marriage and motherhood, 1694/1696 -- Establishing roots, 1697/1706 -- Comings and goings, 1707/1711 -- Mistress and matriarch, 1712/1725 -- Letters from Martha, 1726/1730 -- Transitions, 1731/1744 -- Endings, 1745/1758
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762165
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt5n1ks0
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830023845
  • (OCoLC)ocn830023845

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