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Daughters of Eve : pregnant brides and unwed mothers in seventeenth-century Massachusetts

Author: Else L Hambleton
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: American popular history and culture (Routledge (Firm))
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A study of cases of fornication, bastardy, and paternity cases brought before the courts in Essex County, Massachusetts between 1640 and 1692. Prosecution and conviction rates, sentencing patterns,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Else L Hambleton
ISBN: 0415948606 9780415948609
OCLC Number: 54694519
Description: xix, 192 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "The world fill'd with a generation of bastards" : the Puritans and extramarital sex --
"I threatened I would mark him" : religion, sexuality, and gender ideology --
"I know thy condition, alas, poor wench" : a quantitative analysis of illegitimate fornication prosecutions in Essex County quarterly court, 1640-1645 --
"Priscilla was fined, the child died" : a quantitative analysis of illegitimate fornication prosecutions in the Essex County quarterly court, 1665-1685 --
"I am a poor destitute creature" : sociological aspects of illegitimacy in Essex County, 1640-1685 --
Listening to women's voices : summaries of selected fornication cases, Essex County, 1640-1685 --
"She being presented for fornication" : pregnant brides in seventeenth-century Essex County --
"Cover our faces with shame" : sociological aspects of premarital pregnancy --
"Playing the rogue" : rape and issues of consent in seventeenth-century Massachusetts --
Conclusions.
Series Title: American popular history and culture (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Else L. Hambleton.
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