Bradstreet, Anne - Timeline Biography
03-20-1612 - 09-16-1672
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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Anne Bradstreet writing- Internet Archive- from The Poems of Mrs. Anne Bradstreet
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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
Book/Journal Source(s)Reid, Daniel, Robert Linder, Bruce Shelley, and Harry Stout, 1990. Dictionary of Christianity in America Downers Grove, IL.
Web Page ContributorBenjamin T. Gurrentz
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Sociology