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Diary of Elizabeth Drinker: Volume I: 1758-1795; Volume 2: 1796-1802; Volume 3: 1803-1807
Diary of Elizabeth Drinker: Volume I: 1758-1795; Volume 2: 1796-1802; Volume 3: 1803-1807
 
Our Price: $75.00
Year: 1991
Pages: 2398
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 1555530931

Product Code: 1422360776

Description
 
Elizabeth Drinker (au); Elaine Forman Crane (ed). The journal of Elizabeth Drinker (1735-1807), a Phila. Quaker, is one of the most important documents written during the 18th cent. Reproduced here, the diary offers a rare opportunity to view daily life in this period from a woman’s perspective. Includes the eventful days of the Revolution -- including the harassment of the Quaker community at the hands of the rebel government, & the imprisonment of many Friends, who were sympathetic to the Brit. She recorded how women & their families lived during the 18th cent. & what they did, incl. household tasks. Provides a mirror of mistress-servant relationships, traces urban develop., & looks closely at the dynamics of the Quaker community. Includes info. on the history of drugs & the profession of medicine. 3-vol. set.

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