The Resource "Circumstances are destiny" : an Antebellum woman's struggle to define sphere, Tina Stewart Brakebill, (electronic resource)

"Circumstances are destiny" : an Antebellum woman's struggle to define sphere, Tina Stewart Brakebill, (electronic resource)

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"Circumstances are destiny" : an Antebellum woman's struggle to define sphere
Title
"Circumstances are destiny"
Title remainder
an Antebellum woman's struggle to define sphere
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Tina Stewart Brakebill
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Language
eng
Summary
Celestia Rice Colby, born in Ohio in 1827, had lifestyle options that were relatively straightforward for the typical white female child born in the first half of the nineteenth century: she married in 1848, had five children, spent much of her life working as a dairy farmer and housewife, and died in 1900. Her rich legacy, however, extended beyond her children and grandchildren and survived in the form of detailed and reflective diaries and writings. Her private and published writings show that despite the appearances of the quintessential normal life, Colby struggled to reconcile her personal hopes and ambitions with the expectations and obligations placed on her by society. Author Tina Stewart Brakebill has woven original research with secondary material to form the fabric of Colby's life; from her days as the daughter of an Ohio dairy farmer to her relationship with her daughter, a pioneering university professor. What emerges is a multifaceted picture of one woman's lifelong struggle to establish her own identity within the confines of society's proscriptions. Colby's life story offers valuable insights that move beyond conventional generalizations regarding women of the past and that continue to affect the study of women today
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individual biography
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N$T
Dewey number
977.1/3403092
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F499.C384
LC item number
B73 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Civil war in the North
"Circumstances are destiny" : an Antebellum woman's struggle to define sphere, Tina Stewart Brakebill, (electronic resource)
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"Circumstances are destiny" : an Antebellum woman's struggle to define sphere, Tina Stewart Brakebill, (electronic resource)
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https://tulsalibrary.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTYxMjc3NDcwMQ==
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (master's)--Illinois State University, Normal, Ill., 2002
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-250) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1827-1848 : "The impress of the Connecticut character" -- 1848-1853 : "It is my first desire to be a blessing to my husband and-- train up my child in the way of virtue and religion" -- 1853-1857 : "Her influence at home-- may sway the destinies of the world" -- October 1857-January 1858 : "I sometimes think my whole being is changed" -- December 1857-May 1858 : "Yet I live a life they know not of" -- June 1858-December 1858 : "Eleven years ago to day since I took upon myself the cares of a housekeeper" -- November 1858-November 1859 : "I wish for a 'bright little isle' to be peopled with the good, the loving, the gifted" -- November 1859-February 1861 : "I am accomplishing nothing" -- February 1861-November 1861 : "Dark and fearful must be the struggle" -- September 1861-December 1862 : "He is the true patriot-- whose patriotism is only another term for the love of truth, justice and humanity" -- September 1862-April 1865 : "And we women-- can only wait, and wait" -- February 1865-July 1900 : "If I only could leave behind all the darkness-- and forget the past."
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ocn815970218
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1 online resource (xx, 255 p.)
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online
Isbn
9781612774718
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(electronic bk.)
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ill., map.
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote

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