To Be Useful to the World: Women in Revolutionary America, 1740-1790: Women in Revolutionary America, 1740-1790

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Dec 8, 2006 - Social Science - 344 pages
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Offering an interpretation of the Revolutionary period that places women at the center, Joan R. Gundersen provides a synthesis of the scholarship on women's experiences during the era as well as a nuanced understanding that moves beyond a view of the war
  

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Contents

1 The Worlds of Their Mothers
1
2 Women on the Move
17
3 The Silken Cord
45
4 Mistress and Servant
67
5 Dutiful Daughters and Independent Minds
89
6 Sisters of the Spirit
109
7 An Injurious and Ill Judging World
133
8 The Garden Within
153
9 Daughters of Liberty
173
10 Mothers of the Republic
201
Essay on the Sources
219
Notes
237
Index
315
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