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The many captivities of Esther Wheelwright / Ann M. Little.

Little, Ann M., (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9780300224627
  • ISBN: 0300224621
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 286 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut ; Yale University Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-282) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Esther Wheelwright -- Mail among the Wabanaki -- Esther Anglaise -- Sister Marie-Joseph de l'Enfant Jésus -- Mother esther -- Esther Superior -- Esther Zelatrix.
Summary, etc.:
"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"--Publisher's website.
Source of Description Note:
Print version record.
Subject: Wheelwright, Esther, 1696-1780.
Ursulines de Québec > Biography.
RELIGION > Institutions & Organizations.
Genre: Electronic books.

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