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Esther Superior

Ann M. Little

in The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300218213
eISBN:
9780300224627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218213.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the challenges of Mother Esther de lʻEnfant Jésus as the mother superior of the Ursuline convent. Because of age, experience, and her origins as an Anglo-American girl, Mother ... More


“The Mulatto of the House”: The Racial Line within Domestic Households and Residential Institutions

Cécile Vidal

in Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469645186
eISBN:
9781469645209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645186.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter contends that the household needs to be considered as a crucial category of analysis to determine how French New Orleans society became racialized. As censuses demonstrate, the urban ... More


The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright

Ann M. Little

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300218213
eISBN:
9780300224627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218213.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

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 ... More


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