An English Family in the American Wilderness – Audiobook

An English Family in the American Wilderness – Audiobook

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In 1831, Rebecca Burlend, with her husband and five small children, said goodbye to their homeland of Yorkshire, England after years of struggle to survive as tenant farmers, and emigrated to America. Through her first-hand account of moving to a new country, we can feel the anguish of standing on the deck of a ship, watching one’s homeland disappear into the distance, the experience of traveling steerage on an Atlantic voyage, and then of the pioneer’s experience in what was truly a New World – the virgin wilderness of the interior of the continent – and their family’s struggle, ultimately, to prosperity. A true picture of the stark beauty, hard work, and hope of the pioneer adventure. Adapted and read by Victoria Botkin, music by Elizabeth Botkin, sound design by Lucas Botkin.


America has a remarkable, but largely unknown, legacy of strong, intelligent, Christian womanhood. In the “Voices from the Past” audiobook series, Victoria Botkin will take you back to original source documents, enhanced by sound effects and period music, breathing life into the very words of real heroines of American history.