Women in Stuart England and America: A Comparative Study

Women in Stuart England and America: A Comparative Study

by Roger Thompson
     
 

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Originally published in 1974, this study offers valuable perspectives on the status and roles of women in Stuart England and in the newly settled colonies of North America, particularly Massachusetts and Virginia. Incorporating both new research on the subject, and the findings of other scholars on demographic and social history, the author examines the effects of

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Originally published in 1974, this study offers valuable perspectives on the status and roles of women in Stuart England and in the newly settled colonies of North America, particularly Massachusetts and Virginia. Incorporating both new research on the subject, and the findings of other scholars on demographic and social history, the author examines the effects of sex ratios, economic opportunities, Puritanism and frontier conditions on the emancipation of American women in comparison with their English counterparts. He discusses the effects of these major differences on women’s roles in courtship, marriage and the family, educational, legal and civic opportunities. In the final chapter, he compares the moral climate of the two cultures in the latter part of the seventeenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136226724
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Women's History
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
679 KB

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