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Women's Life and Work in the Southern Colonies (The Norton Library, N662)
Women's Life and Work in the Southern Colonies - The Norton Library, N662
Author: Julia Cherry Spruill
ISBN-13: 9780393006629
ISBN-10: 039300662X
Publication Date: 10/1972
Pages: 426
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Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Book Type: Paperback
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First published in 1938, this pioneering work in American social history was rediscovered by Anne Firor Scott, herself a noted historian, and published in Norton paperback in 1972. Now Professor Scott has written an introduction newly assessing the importance of this richly detailed classic.

Out of a wealth of documentation, and often from the words of the people themselves, Spruill's account brings these women's lives out of the shadows -- opening a usable past that was not there before. In the words of Arthur Schlesinger, Sr., it is "an important contribution to social history to which students will constantly turn".