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Women's Voices, Women's Lives: Documents in Early American History

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The editors draw on diaries, letters, essays, court documents, sermons, wills, plantation records, newspapers, fiction, and advice manuals to reconstruct women's lives and roles during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In addition to sources that convey women's experiences in their own words, the work includes prescriptive and proscriptive materials, most written by men, to further illuminate women's behavior and attitudes. The book is divided into six thematic chapters: sex and reproduction, marriage and family, women's work, religion, politics and the law, and changing gender ideologies. Introductory essays by the editors place each section within historical, cultural, and social context, and each source is annotated with information about the document's author and insightful interpretation of its typicality or its special circumstances.

This enriching collection fills a major gap in the study of early American women, and it is sure to stimulate further discussions about both the common and diverse aspects of their lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555533502
Editor:
Horowitz, Leslie
Author:
Horowitz, Leslie
Editor:
Berkin, Carol
Author:
Berkin, Carol
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sources
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
United States History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Sources.
Subject:
Women -- United States -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
Women -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p.x-xii
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.01x6.05x.65 in. .73 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » History
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » US History » General

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