Good wives: image and reality in the lives of women in northern New England, 1650-1750

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Knopf, Mar 12, 1982 - History - 296 pages
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Assesses the roles and status of women of early New England in terms of family and community organization, the structure of daily life and work, responsibilities and authority, and more

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

User Review  - Susannah - Goodreads

It's been a decade since I read Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's Pulitzer Prize winning A Midwife's Tale, and I'd forgotten how vividly she brings the American past to life. Good Wives demonstrates that many ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Deena - Goodreads

An interesting if pedestrian read. Anyone well versed in colonial and/or feminist American history will likely find this to be a revisiting of already learned concepts. Read full review

Contents

Part One BATHSHEBA
11
Part Two EVE
87
Part Three JAEL
165
Copyright

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About the author (1982)

Beverly Wilson Palmer is former coordinator of the Writing Program at Pomona College and a seasoned documentary editor. Among her works is the two-volume The Selected Letters of Charles Sumner, also published by Northeastern University Press. She lives in Claremont, California. Laurel THatcher Ulrich, editor of the New England Women's Diaries Series, is the James Duncan Phillips Professor of History and Director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University.