Elizabeth Winthrop: All The Days of Her Life
Elizabeth Winthrop: All The Days of Her Life Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sat, Mar 13, 2010 -- 3:30 PM
Provides a fascinating look at the contributions women settlers made in colonial America despite the strict social pressures of the time. Elizabeth Winthrop and other Puritan women exhibited remarkable courage in the face of tremendous adversity. Expert historians chronicle Elizabeth's three marriages, the home schooling of her 10 children, her role as one of the first women land owners in the colonies, her experiences as a church member and her negotiations with the Dutch in "New Amsterdam" to protect her land. Narrated by ABC News' Jackie Judd.