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The Women of the House The Remarkable Margaret Hardenbroeck Philipse Arrived In New Amsterdam From Holland In 1659, A Brash And Ambitious Twenty Two Year Old Bent On Making Her Way In The New World She Promptly Built An Empire Of Trading Ships, Furs, And Real Estate That Included All Of Westchester County The Dutch Called Such Women She Merchants, And Margaret Became The Wealthiest In The Colony, While Raising Five Children And Keeping A Spotless Linen Closet Zimmerman Deftly Traces The Astonishing Rise Of Margaret And The Philipse Women Who Followed Her, Who Would Transform Margaret S Storehouse On The Banks Of The Hudson Into A Veritable Mansion, Philipse Manor Hall The Last Philipse To Live There, Mary Philipse Morris The It Girl Of Mid 1700s New York Was Even Courted By George Washington But Privilege Couldn T Shelter The Family From The Revolution, Which Raged On Mary S Doorstep Mining Extensive Primary Sources, Zimmerman Brings Us Into The Parlors, Bedrooms, Countinghouses, And Parties Of Early Colonial America And Vividly Restores A Forgotten Group Of Women To Life.

10 thoughts on “The Women of the House

  1. says:

    This was one of the most mundane reads I ve ever suffered After a promising first couple of chapters, the author slowly began regurgitating events, nothingSurviving the American Revolution became as dull as dish water Although there were some factual gems, they in no way made up for the di...

  2. says:

    In the 1600s the Dutch had a muchprogressive attitude toward women than the British Women were free to take part in most trades, represent themselves in court, dispose of their property as they wished even if they married When a person died the eldest male didn t inherit the most Daughters had the same rights as sons to the decedent s estate This attitude was also prevalent in New Amsterdam The British, on the other hand, considered women as basically chatte...

  3. says:

    Fortunes come and fortunes go 17th century women were a strong breed The author did an amazing research job and I will never think about early New Amsterdam the same way.

  4. says:

    The first third of this book was really interesting Once the story moved on from Margaret I couldn t get back into it.

  5. says:

    As Winston Churchill said, History belongs to the victor For the United States much of our history and concepts of life reflect the British domination of this land But there were many of cultures that helped build this nation and influenced its people This book by Jean Zimmerman focuses on the Dutch heritage of...

  6. says:

    I just could not get through this book It reads like a history book and is so bogged down with boring details, I found myself skipping to any parts I could find with human interactions.

  7. says:

    My students were assigned this book, and from my informal survey about 15 out of 75 actually read it But the ones who did said that they found it muchreadable than the textbook high praise , so I hope that if they open it, they will get something out of it Zimmerman traces the descendents of a Dutch woman who came to New Amsterdam in 1659, had a family while building a merchant empire and left a fortune for her husband and children.In some ways, it reads like a novel, which I found fru My students were assigned this book, and from my informal survey about 15 out of 75 actually read it But the ones who did said that they found it muchreadable than the textbook high praise , so I hope that if they open it, they will get something out of it Zimmerman traces the descendents of a Dutch woman who came to New Amsterdam in 1659, had a family while building a merchant empire and left a fortune for her husband and children.In some ways, it reads like a novel, which I found frustrating at times because we don t really know if Margaret gazed off into the distance, envisioning her future house and the realization of her dreams Footnote please Citation But I am willing to accept that the Prof approved it and has no problem with her evidence, which is mostly pulled from other secondary sources ...

  8. says:

    I enjoyed reading this book and learning a bit about the generations of a family that first settled in Manhattan.While not as riveting as Island at the Center of the World The History of Dutch Manhattan by Russell Shorto, this book still gives us a glimpse of what life was like for one successful family in the city of New Amsterdam which became New York.I think the book would have been helped by a family tree, especially since spouses and children s names are often given I m looking forward I enjoyed reading this book and learning a bit about the generations of a family that first settled in Manhattan.While not as riveting as Island at the Center of the World The History of Dutch Manhattan by Russell Shorto, this book still gives us...

  9. says:

    This was a wonderfully written, fact filled book about early colonial life in New Amsterdam The amount of research must have been daunting However, Zimmerman makes it so lively you are in these women s lives You can see the streets they walk upon, the houses in which they live I knew a bit about Dutch society, but this was eye opening in terms of the position of women Oddly enough, I had tried to read a fiction piece by Zimmerman, The Orphanmaster, and couldn t even finish it Her non fict This was a wonderfully written, fact filled book about early colonial life in New Amsterdam The amount of research must have been...

  10. says:

    Really interesting history of Margaret Hardenbroeck, a merchant who owned her own fleet of ships and created a business dynasty in the early days of the Dutch colony on Manhattan It s a shame that so few first hand clues exist to her personality and temperament, but the government and legal documents that are available do provide enough to indicat...

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