By Mary Ellen Snodgrass

ISBN-10: 1442270969

ISBN-13: 9781442270961

Less celebrated than their male opposite numbers, ladies were very important individuals to the humanities. Works via ladies of the colonial period signify valuable accomplishments of yank tradition and nonetheless galvanize us this day, centuries after their construction. The breadth of inventive expression is as striking because the ladies themselves.

In American Colonial girls and Their artwork: A Chronological Encyclopedia, Mary Ellen Snodgrass follows the historical past of inventive expression from the early 1600s to the overdue 1700s. Drawing upon basic sources—such as letters, diaries, trip notes, and journals—this timeline contains a wide array of creative accomplishment, such as:

  • Stitchery, quilting, and rug hooking
  • Painting, sculpture, and sketches
  • Essays, poems, and different writings
  • Dance, appearing, and oratory
  • Musical composition and performance

Individual abilities highlighted during this quantity comprise miniature pics through Mary Roberts, pastel likenesses by means of Henrietta Dering Johnston, stagecraft by way of Elizabeth Sampson Sullivan Ashbridge, basketry by means of Namumpum Weetamoo, dance by means of Mary Stagg, metalwork by way of blacksmith Elizabeth Hager Pratt, calligraphy by way of Anna “Anastasia” Thomas Wüster, urban making plans by means of Deborah Dunch Moody, poems and essays through Phillis Wheatley, and upholstery layout by way of Anne Pogue McGinty.

Featuring appendices that checklist participants by way of ability and through state—as good as a thesaurus that clarifies the parameters of genres—this quantity is vital to the research of Colonial women’s artwork. Resurrecting the efforts of ladies to checklist, enhance, and illustrate the spirit in their occasions, American Colonial girls and Their artwork is a priceless source that might be of curiosity to scholars and students of gender and women’s stories, artwork background, and American history.

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