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Author Little, Ann M., author

Title The many captivities of Esther Wheelwright / Ann M. Little
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 286 pages) : illustrations
Series The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Contents Esther Wheelwright -- Mali among the Wabanaki -- Esther Anglaise -- Sister Marie-Joseph de l'Enfant Jésus -- Mother Esther -- Esther Superior -- Esther Zelatrix
Summary An eye-opening biography of a woman at the intersection of three distinct cultures in colonial America. 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
Notes Published with assistance from the Annie Burr Lewis Fund and the Mary Cady Tew Memorial Fund
Previously issued in print: 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on December 8, 2016)
Subject Wheelwright, Esther, 1696-1780.
Wheelwright, Esther, 1696-1780
Ursulines -- Québec (Province)
Nuns -- Québec (Province) -- Biography
RELIGION -- Institutions & Organizations.
Québec (Province) -- History -- 18th century
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Annie Burr Lewis Fund, associated with work
Mary Cady Tew Memorial Fund, associated with work
ISBN 9780300224627