Good Wives

Good Wives

Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750

Book - 1991
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This enthralling work of scholarship strips away abstractions to reveal the hidden--and not always stoic--face of the "goodwives" of colonial America. In these pages we encounter the awesome burdens--and the considerable power--of a New England housewife's domestic life and witness her occasional forays into the world of men. We see her borrowing from her neighbors, loving her husband, raising--and, all too often, mourning--her children, and even attaining fame as a heroine of frontier conflicts or notoriety as a murderess. Painstakingly researched, lively with scandal and homely detail, Good Wives is history at its best.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991, c1982.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
ISBN: 9780679732570
0679732578
Branch Call Number: 305.42 Ulr
Characteristics: xv, 296 p. : 21 cm.

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