Good Wives

Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England
eAudio - unabridged
Product Number: Z100157300
Released: Feb 04, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541443488
Narrator/s: Susan Ericksen
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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 this book 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.

Original Publish Date: Feb 04, 2020

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