Women's Life and Work in the Southern Colonies

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1972 - History - 426 pages
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First published in 1938, this pioneering work in American social history was rediscovered by historian Anne Firor Scott and republished in paperback in 1972. Now Professor Scott has written an Introduction newly assessing the importance of this richly detailed classic for a new generation of scholars. Based on a wealth of documentation, often from the words of the individuals themselves, the remarkable lives of women in the early Southern colonies emerge from the shadows. Photos.
  

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Contents

WOMEN WANTED
3
Powderboxes 283
6
Whist 108
7
Salamagundy 69
8
Wooley Hannah 7on 209
12
FROM HUT TO MANSION
20
Parks Eleanor 26311
21
Sappony Church Va 304
25
Murder of wives
184
THE SCHOOLING OF GIRLS
185
Raymer Sarah tavern keeper 302
186
Whitefield Rev George 99 19193 209
191
Needlework 105 108 taught in school
197
Whitefield James schoolmaster
201
Lyttleton Thomas writing master
202
Martin Mary 284 Millinery goods advertisements of 279
203

Roberts Ann Quakeress 25
33
White Mary public penance of 333
35
N THE INCREASING WAY
43
Moore Francis
47
Ludwell Governor 160
49
Morton Joseph 156
53
Pratt Henry i8on
54
marriage 15559 of tne old 16062 Mercenary considerations in marriage
55
Motley John 321
60
Stepmothers 6263
62
HOUSEWIVES AND THEIR HELPERS
64
Pringle Robert 126
67
Stoever Rev Caspar and wife Mag
70
See Bass viols
78
PLEASURES AND PASTIMES
85
Marriage ceremony See Weddings Michel Francis Louis traveller 86
86
Parsons schools 186
88
Schawfield
90
Pearce Mistress early planter 306
94
Violincello 203
96
Marshall John 46 Miller Philemon 186n
98
Lynes Ann ferry keeper 303
101
Nichols Deborah ferry keeper 304
102
Pecatone
106
WARDROBE AND TOILET
113
Peisley Mary Quaker missionary 252n
114
Mourning gown
115
Quash Sarah staymaker 286
119
Lyons Robert
121
Muffs 79n 124
124
Yates Elizabeth landowner 307
125
Ramsay Mrs tavern hostess 296
126
Norfolk 97 200
130
COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGEMAKING
136
Walker John
146
Robins Elizabeth accused of abortion oABINE Hall 195
153
Strahan John
160
Randolph Martha Jefferson 47
162
CONJUGAL FELICITY AND DOMESTIC DISCORD
163
Yeomans Anne runaway wife
179
Stutz Jane innkeeper 300
180
THE LADYS LIBRARY
208
Whole Duty of a Woman 222n
215
Masks 114 115 128 132 133 Minis Abigail tavern keeper 300 302
221
PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS
232
Robinson Elizabeth Quakeress 252n
247
Wife murder 184
252
PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS
255
TABBY a silk material 114
256
Yong Thomas
259
Macbeth
261
Timothy Elizabeth journalist and shop
263
Reas Town Camp
270
Williams Agnes
271
Mazzei Dr comment upon Virginia Montagu Lady Mary Wortley 70
272
SHOPKEEPERS AND ARTISANS
276
Thickpenn James plantation of 303
277
Wall William Banks 121
280
Toasts drinking of 7374
283
Thomson Jane milliner
284
Willis Katharine mantuamaker
285
McClellan Mrs calenderer
287
Robinson Thomas
289
Thomson John umbrellamaker
290
TAVERN HOSTESSES AND PLANTERS
293
MacGregor Mrs coffee house of
297
Negligee 117 129
310
CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
314
Union Society 191
316
Nelson General home of 72
320
Parker Jane felon
326
Winbrow Barbara accused of witch
327
Warden Margaret grocer 277
333
UNDER THE LAW
340
Wives wanted 810 1819 advice
341
Warwell Maria 288
350
Reed Thomas
363
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRIMARY SOURCES
367
INDEX
395
New Bern Academy 196
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Parker Mrs milliner and mantuamaker
419
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