Deborah Sampson was born on December 17th, 1760 in Plympton, Massachusetts. She was a decedent of William Bradford, Miles Standish, and John Alden, who were all passengers on the Mayflower. For the first few years of her life, Sampson lived in poverty with her parents, Johnathan Sampson Jr and Deborah Bradford, as well as her six younger siblings. Her father left to claim a stolen inheritance and never returned, either dying at sea, or, as certain records indicate, moving to Maine and marrying another woman. Deborah Bradford was unable to care for her children and placed them in the homes of relatives and friends, with Sampson being hired as an indentured servant to Deacon Jeremiah and Susannah Thomas, two patriots who swayed Sampson’s opinions.
Due to her parents dying and having no other family members around, Maggie Mae was put in the foster system. She hopped from home to home, eventually landing at Mr. Simms house, which is point two. She was twelve years old when she lived at Mr. Simm’s house, which is 6 years before the book. He abused her, but she stayed and didn’t tell anyone since his wife cooked really good southern meals and she was hardly fed in other homes. I made sure the house looked really small and distant on
Social History J.B. grew up in rural West Virginia on a small tobacco farm with no running water. They grew their own food, drew their water from a well, and made their own clothes. She left home at the age of 18 and married her first husband. The marriage was not successful, and seven years later they divorced. J.B. remarried and she and her husband became involved in a conservative Baptist church in southern Ohio.
Born on August 25, 1905, Helena Kowalska and her nine siblings were raised in a very poor and religious home. Helena had visions of Jesus himself, and after a lot of struggles, she finally joined the convent of Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. Faustina Kowalska only lived to be thirty-three years old, and she was canonized as a Saint in the year 2000. Stanislaw and Marianna Kowalscy were the parents of ten children, one of them being Helena Kowalska. The family lived in Glogowiec, Poland, and they were a very poor family.
Introduction The 1960s was a time of regression: the age at which many women married and few attended college. Post-war culture solidified that women belonged in the home, taking care of their children and husband, and many believed the same. Betty Friedan graduated Smith college with a bachelor’s degree in 1942. After birthing her second child, Friedan was fired from her current job and turned to domesticity to take care of her children instead of looking for another place to work. She was dissatisfied with herself and the role she was playing in her home and wondered if other women in her situation had felt the same way.
Dear Mr Arthur Birling and Mrs Sybil Birling The time in which I was working in your household was a very pleasant period of my life. However by the time you read this letter I would have packed my bags and not working as the Birlings maid anymore. The reason behind my decision of resigning is not being payed enough. My fellow friend Eva Smith has worked for Mr Birling in his factory back in 1910 while my sister Ellen was also working for Mr Birling. I have met Eva on my day off, Ellen introduced me to her and we shared many of the same issues including being underpaid and overworked.
Lydia is a small, slender black woman in her sixties. (Brideau, Lydia’s story) The author met Lydia just before leaving Louisiana. Lydia lives in a shelter house of seventy-some people. She had an abscessed tooth but was unable to fix because of shortage of money (the X-ray was $25). Earlier she lived in “Eighth Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana” (p.129 line 1).
With limited options for women professions, Dix decides to open an elementary school inside her grandmother’s house in 1821. The school was named "the Hope" and it served mainly the poor children of Boston whose parents could not afford an education. Unfortunately, the school came to a closing in 1826 due to Dorothea being repeatedly and sporadically ill. At this time, Dorothea wrote her first book, Conversations on Common Things. This book for children was quite popular and sold many copies. The book reflected Dix’s belief that women should be educated to the same level as men.
I just finished the novel “ The Northern Light” by Jennifer Donnelly. The sad story of 16 years old Mattie Gokey working very hard with her father on a farm moved my heart badly. Her mother died because of poverty and cancer, her brother left home afterwards and she had to take care of her three younger sisters while also struggling with money just to make her mom’s wish. She cleaned the house of her Aunt and worked as a waitress too in Glenmore Hotel to save money. It reminded me of my past when I came to U.S in 2011.
In our first week of our class I mention my desired to adopt a child from foster care. I lost my father when I was still in my mother’s womb and my mother was just young by that time and we came from a very poor. My mother had to work multiple jobs to get us something to eat we barely surviving day by day. Sometimes she will leave me to my aunties house some days and to my grandmother’s house in other days. So I understand what its like to not have somebody who will guide you in every step of the way to have a meaningful life.