On January 11 1885, a beautiful young girl named Alice Paul was born. Her mother Tacie Paul was one of the first women to attend college. Tacie would have finished but she dropped out and she spent her final year marrying William Paul. William Paul is Alice’s father who is a successful business and community man. Alice loves to read and remembers going to suffrage meetings with her mother when she was young.
Her work shows this and reflects religious and emotional conflicts about her experience of being a woman writer in Puritan times. With her husband, which whom she was deeply in love, they reared eight children between the years of 1633 through 1652. The Bradstreet children were: first born Samuel whose born in 1633, and the other seven, Dorothy, Sarah, Simon, Hannah, Mercy, Dudley, and John were born during the years of 1635 and 1652. Anne still functioned as a hostess and performed other domestic duties, while caring for eight children. The Bradstreets moved very frequently, ending their travels to settle in Andover.
She attended many conventions headed by the Keswick Movement, spiritually growing each time. This is where she met and became closely acquainted with Mr. Robert Wilson, a cofounder of the movement. When she was in her early twenties, Mr. Wilson invited Amy, who reminded him of his late daughter, to stay and live with him at his home, Broughton Grange. Amy accepted, unaware she was another step closer to her calling. Mr. Wilson, also referred to as the Dear Old Man, had two sons who were apprehensive of Amy’s sudden intrusion into their home and lives.
Her father would mainly tell her stories of his relatives and the previous towns he used to live in. All of her seven siblings, including Louise, were urged to write stories, but she was the only one whose stories the children payed a nickel for. Louise’s mother helped her by, “creating book covers for her daughter 's manuscripts out of woven strips of construction paper and staples” (“Louise Erdrich
Mosquitoland has been a favorite for thousands of people across the country. David Arnold created a book with a road trip and a unique plot. The book was explained through first person point of view and through journal entries where Mim would write to Isabel, her soon to be sister. Mim started the book as an outspoken girl with no friends. Her parents were divorced, which lead to her living with her father.
Born on November 11, 1744 in the early Massachusetts colony in Weymouth, Abigail Smith was the second of four children of William Smith, a Congregational minister, and his wife, Elizabeth Quincy. Growing up, Abigail Smith educated herself while spending time at her grandmother’s house in English, French, and history by reading an immense amount. In 1764, she married John Adams, a lawyer, and became Abigail Adams. At the time, Abigail was nineteen years old and John was twenty eight. Abigail then moved with her husband to his farm in Braintree, Massachusetts which he inherited from his father.
Jefferson’s Sons is about Thomas Jefferson and his seven children he had with his slave Sally Hemmings. The whole story talks about how Marriet, Beverly, Madison, and Eston having to live their whole lives a big secret. Having a father with such power did afford them the privilege of new shoes, clothes, even violin lessons. The book focuses on the complications they went through as kids and leads into them leaving at the age of twenty one.
Chapter 1 This novel starts off with the narrator, a girl named Jean Louise “Scout” Finch describing to readers about something that happened in which her older brother, Jeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch, broke his arm and how it affected him afterwards. When she is finished explaining her brother’s broken arm experience, she continues on by going into her family history. Her father’s name is Atticus Finch and he is a successful lawyer in their town of Maycomb County. Atticus and his brother, Jack were the first two Finch members of the family to pursue a career outside of just typically taking over the family farm. Atticus and Jack’s sister though, Alexandra, stayed to take over the landing with her husband.
JAJUAN TILLEY MRS. GOODSON HAMILTON Alexander Hamilton was an important part of the American Revolution. He was born January 11, 1755 to a “whore” mother. At the age of ten his father left him and his mother as Hamilton lye bed ridden waiting to die. He lived, but his mother died from the illness. As a young man his work ethic, intellect, and drive were extremely high.
Anne Sexton was born in Newton, Massachusetts and was raised in the town Weston. As a child, Anne Sexton’s relationship with her parents was difficult and was said to be sexually abused by her parents. Anne’s closest confidante was her maiden great-aunt because her parents were never there for her. Later on, Anne went to boarding school and then enrolled in Garland Junior College after graduation for a year (poetry foundation). Anne Sexton was a foundational leader in a ‘Confessional Movement’ through her literary works, including 45th Mercy Street, An Accident of Hope, and Live or Die.