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

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

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by Laurel T. Ulrich
 

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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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780195033601
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1982
Series:
Oxford University Press Paperback
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich received the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the American Historical Association's Joan Kelly and John H. Dunning Prizes for 1990 for A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on her Diary, 1785-1812. She is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire.

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Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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This book gives you the details of what life was like for women in colonial times...Excellent.