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Nantucket, Mass., A ug. I, 1818. She was the third child of William and Lydia C oleman Mitchell. Her ancestors, on both sides, were Quakers for many generations; and it was in consequence of the intolerance of the early Puritans that these ancestors had been obliged to flee from the State of Massachusetts, and to settle upon this island, which, at that time, belonged to the State of New York. For many years the Quakers, or Friends, as they called themselves, formed much the larger part of the inhabitants of Nantucket, and thus were enabled to crystallize, as it were, their own ideas of what family and social life should be; and although in course of time many worlds people swooped down and helped to swell the number of islanders, they still continued to hold their own methods, and to bring up their children in accordance with their own conceptions of Divine
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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Maria Mitchell, Life, Letters, and Journals compiled by Phebe Mitchell Kendall is a great insight into the life of Maria Mitchell, as the first American woman to earn a living as an astronomer. She discovered a comet way back in 1847 which was also named after her. In essence, this book celebrates women s education and women s rights. It also provides an excellent resource into astronomy and science. As her sister, Phebe Mitchell Kendall showcases a side of Maria Mitchell which textbooks and journals could never capture. The introduction itself is gripping enough with a personal biography and trivia relating to the famous astronomer and her upbringing. Maria Mitchell, Life, Letters, and Journals is spread over thirteen chapters and appendix including a highly descriptive and moving narrative as well as journals and letters exchanged between Maria Mitchell and others including colleagues and well-wishers. It is through the letters that the reader can gauge the true intelligence, grit and determination which were the defining characteristics of this versatile personality. The author is able to bring out the many facets of her sister through this work - the most impressive of these being the section describing her stint at Vassar College where she went beyond the mandate of astronomy and science to stand up and further women s rights as the chairman of a standing committee on American Association for the Advancement of Women among her various other achievements and accolades bestowed upon her. In parts inspiring and in others leaving the reader awestruck, this book meanders through the trials and tribulations of a woman way ahead of her times, contributing selflessly to the advancement of science and making an indelible mark in the field of astronomy. Maria Mitchell, Life, Letters, and Journals is a book for all seasons and palates because at its core it is a story of inspiration and success. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781451018462

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Book Description Forgotten Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 312 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.7in.Nantucket, Mass. , A ug. I, 1818. She was the third child of William and Lydia C oleman Mitchell. Her ancestors, on both sides, were Quakers for many generations; and it was in consequence of the intolerance of the early Puritans that these ancestors had been obliged to flee from the State of Massachusetts, and to settle upon this island, which, at that time, belonged to the State of New York. For many years the Quakers, or Friends, as they called themselves, formed much the larger part of the inhabitants of Nantucket, and thus were enabled to crystallize, as it were, their own ideas of what family and social life should be; and although in course of time many worlds people swooped down and helped to swell the number of islanders, they still continued to hold their own methods, and to bring up their children in accordance with their own conceptions of Divine(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and dont occur in the book. )About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. Forgotten Books Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www. forgottenbooks. org This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781451018462

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