HIST 2930 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: New England Colonies, Noble Group, Childbirth

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Week 4: women on the move migrants to new france, acadia and the new england colonies. New france is quebec, all speaking french population. Later 1600"s, the french and british crown want more french and britain women in north america: more appropriate women. First major colony, european colony, in north america and the first place european women settled. Female emigrants to new france: engagees (indentured servants) Les filles a marier (marriage girls: didn"t have a stable income, were considered outcasts in france, noble group of women who came were a group of nuns. 1639 intention was to set up the first hospital in the colony. Could only hold up to 20 people. Symbol of permanency: another noble group of ursuline nuns arrived in 1697. Civilizing and baptizing aboriginal people living near montreal and quebec city. Set up a covenant to educate aboriginal girls. Learned french, baptized them as catholics, schooled in european ways. Had room for daughters of french columnists.

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