Good Wives Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750

ISBN-10: 0679732578
ISBN-13: 9780679732570
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/4/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

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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