The Bonds of Womanhood: "woman's Sphere" in New England, 1780-1835

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Yale University Press, 1997 - History - 225 pages
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This twentieth anniversary edition of Nancy F. Cott's acclaimed study includes a new preface in which Cott assesses her own and other historians' development of the concept of domesticity, from the 1970s to the 1990s."Nancy Cott's Bonds of Womanhood is not just a pioneer work in women's history. It is a classic. Despite all the work published since, it is still an essential starting place for understanding New England in the early republic". -- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich"Cott, still the best historian of women's bonds and bondage, foresaw twenty years ago the tendency of domesticity's bonds to lead both to feminism and the far right. An essential book for understanding today's women. -- Carolyn Heilbrun
  

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Review: The Bonds of Womanhood: "Woman's Sphere" in New England, 1780-1835

User Review  - June - Goodreads

Required reading but very interesting. It does give answers, perhaps unintentionally, to questions I've had for a long time. Read full review

Review: The Bonds of Womanhood: "Woman's Sphere" in New England, 1780-1835

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Wow, a very fascinating and informative read on women's history Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Work
19
2 Domesticity
63
3 Education
101
4 Religion
126
5 Sisterhood
160
On Womans Sphere and Feminism
197
List of Womens Documents Consulted
207
List of Ministers Sermons Consulted
215
Index
221
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