Chain Her by One Foot: The Subjugation of Women in Seventeenth-century New France

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CUP Archive, 1991 - Catholic converts - 247 pages
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An investigation into how relations of subjugation and domination between men and women were introduced into egalitarian societies following the destruction of their cultures. The author uses case studies of two native peoples in the New World to support her theory.
 

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Anderson mines original sources, letters, diaries and clerical records to reconstruct the experience of women in French colonies in North America around the times of earliest settlement. Read full review

Contents

THE BLOOD OF MARTYRS IS THE SEED
13
THAT THEY MAY ALSO ACQUIRE A FRENCH
31
THE MALE IS MORE FITTED TO RULE
55
THIS LITTLE FURY OF HELL
74
WOMEN SUSTAIN THE FAMILIES
101
AMONG THESE TRIBES ARE FOUND
129
DEATH OVER A SLOW FIRE
162
CHAIN HER BY ONE FOOT
192
CONCLUSIONS
224
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