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Good Wives: Images and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England 1650-1750
Good Wives Images and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England 1650-1750 Author:Laurel Thatcher Ulrich 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 he... more »r 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. « less
Full title: Good Wives - Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England 1650-1750. Exhaustively researched and full of intriguing facts, this book remains somewhat hampered by its scholarly style.