Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet

Puritan Writer


Anne Bradstreet is considered the first woman American author. It was unusual for women of this period to turn to writing as a form of self-expression. Her writing embodies the unique themes of Puritan, American, and Colonial texts.

STEP 1: Click the PLAY button. This is a NPR podcast interview of Charlotte Gordon. In this interview she talks about her research into the life of Anne Bradstreet.


STEP 2:
Now read the first chapter of Gordon's book, Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Story of America's First Poet.




http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4616663
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