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Bradstreet, Anne - Timeline Biography

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03-20-1612 - 09-16-1672

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Anne Bradstreet was a Puritan poet who immigrated with her family to Massachusetts Bay with other Puritans in 1630. She wrote poems that revealed her Puritan piety and highlighted the natural beauty of God’s creation, while also rearing eight children and performing domestic duties. Her poetry also gave historical insight into early Puritan New England and its culture. Without her knowledge, Bradstreet’s brother-in-law took her poems to England, where they were published as The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America (1650). The American version was revised and expanded in 1678. Her writings earned her acclaim as one of America’s first noteworthy poets.

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Massachusetts Bay Colony

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Anne Bradstreet writing- Internet Archive- from The Poems of Mrs. Anne Bradstreet
Anne Bradstreet writing- Internet Archive- from The Poems of Mrs. Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet portrait- Internet Archive- from An Account of Anne Bradstreet by Luther Caldwell
Anne Bradstreet portrait- Internet Archive- from An Account of Anne Bradstreet by Luther Caldwell

Bradstreet poems title page- Internet Archive- from The Works of Anne Bradstreet in Prose and Verse by John Harvard Ellis
Bradstreet poems title page- Internet Archive- from The Works of Anne Bradstreet in Prose and Verse by John Harvard Ellis

Bradstreet home- Internet Archive- from The Works of Anne Bradstreet in Prose and Verse by John Harvard Ellis
Bradstreet home- Internet Archive- from The Works of Anne Bradstreet in Prose and Verse by John Harvard Ellis

Book/Journal Source(s)

Reid, Daniel, Robert Linder, Bruce Shelley, and Harry Stout, 1990. Dictionary of Christianity in America Downers Grove, IL.

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https://www.britannica.com/biography/Anne-Bradstreet

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Benjamin T. Gurrentz
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Sociology

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