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The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker, Abridged Edition–Now Available

The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker: The Life Cycle of an Eighteenth-Century Woman

Edited with a new preface by Elaine Forman Crane

Abridged Edition

352 pages | 6 x 9

Paper 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2077-3 | $22.50 | £15.00

"[Drinker's] diary, which spans the years 1758 to 1807, is the most substantial woman's diary that survives from eighteenth-century America; and it ranks with the diaries of Samuel Sewall, William Byrd, Landon Carter, John Adams, and William Bentley in its richness as a source for understanding the social and cultural history of the period it covers."–American Historical Review

The Diary of Elizabeth DrinkerFocusing on different stages of Drinker's personal development within the domestic context, this abridged edition highlights four critical phases of her life cycle: youth and courtship, wife and mother, middle age in years of crisis, and grandmother and family elder.

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