Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America’s First Poet
The historical record of Anne Bradstreet’s life is slight but adequate to give us a solid picture of the times. Her father, her husband and other acquaintances included highly-placed Puritan leaders in both England and the New World. One of the foremost successes achieved in Anne Bradstreet’s life is that she never incurred censure but always support for her way of life and her writing, no mean feat, as Puritan society was rigid and fractious. The author gives poetical exposition along with the biography, giving the reader a fresh look at the Puritan era and an admirable woman among them.