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The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright / Ann M. Little.

Author/Creator:
Little, Ann M. author.
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 20 b/w illustrations.
Series:
The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Nuns -- Québec (Province) -- Biography.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Born and raised in a New England garrison town, Esther Wheelwright (1696-1780) was captured by Wabanaki Indians at age seven. Among them, she became a Catholic and lived like any other young girl in the tribe. At age twelve, she was enrolled at a French-Canadian Ursuline convent, where she would spend the rest of her life, eventually becoming the order's only foreign-born mother superior. Among these three major cultures of colonial North America, Wheelwright's life was exceptional: border-crossing, multilingual, and multicultural. This meticulously researched book discovers her life through the communities of girls and women around her: the free and enslaved women who raised her in Wells, Maine; the Wabanaki women who cared for her, catechized her, and taught her to work as an Indian girl; the French-Canadian and Native girls who were her classmates in the Ursuline school; and the Ursuline nuns who led her to a religious life.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
TIMELINE: Wars of the Northeastern Borderlands, 1636-1783
A NOTE ON SPELLING AND TERMINOLOGY
THE JOHN AND MARY SNELL WHEELWRIGHT FAMILY
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONE: ESTHER WHEELWRIGHT
CHAPTER TWO: MALI AMONG THE WABANAKI
CHAPTER THREE: ESTHER ANGLAISE
CHAPTER FOUR: SISTER MARIE-JOSEPH DE L'ENFANT JÉSUS
CHAPTER FIVE: MOTHER ESTHER
CHAPTER SIX: ESTHER SUPERIOR
CHAPTER SEVEN: ESTHER ZELATRIX
NOTES
INDEX
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 20. Sep 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300224627
OCLC:
1041991711
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300224627 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.