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By Tina Stewart Brakebill

Celestia Rice Colby, born in Ohio in 1827, had way of life suggestions that have been quite undemanding for the common white female descendant born within the first half the 19th century: she married in 1848, had 5 little ones, spent a lot of her existence operating as a dairy farmer and housewife, and died in 1900. Her wealthy legacy, notwithstanding, prolonged past her young children and grandchildren and survived within the kind of targeted and reflective diaries and writings. Her deepest and released writings convey that regardless of the appearances of the essential general existence, Colby struggled to reconcile her own hopes and objectives with the expectancies and tasks put on her by way of society. writer Tina Stewart Brakebill has woven unique examine with secondary fabric to shape the cloth of Colby's existence; from her days because the daughter of an Ohio dairy farmer to her courting along with her daughter, a pioneering collage professor. What emerges is a multifaceted photo of 1 woman's lifelong fight to set up her personal id in the confines of society's proscriptions. Colby's existence tale bargains useful insights that flow past traditional generalizations concerning girls of the previous and that proceed to impact the learn of ladies today.

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