Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750
- Author:Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):5.2 x 0.7 x 8
- Publication Date:June 4, 1991
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- ISBN13: 9780679732570
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This enthralling work of scholarship strips away those abstractions to reveal the hidden -- and not always stoic -- face of the "goodwives" of colonial America. In these pages we encounter the awesome burdens -- and the considerable power -- of a New England housewife's domestic life and witness her occasional forays into the world of men. We see her borrowing from her neighbors, loving her husband, raising -- and, all too often, mourning -- her children, and even attaining fame as a heroine of frontier conflicts or notoriety as a murderess. Painstakingly researched, lively with scandal and homely detail, Good Wives is history at its best.
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