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The needle's eye : women and work in the age of revolution

Author: Marla R Miller
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2006.
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"Among the enduring stereotypes of early American history has been the colonial Goodwife, perpetually spinning, sewing, darning, and quilting, answering all of her family's textile needs. But the Goodwife of popular historical imagination obscures as much as she reveals; the icon appears to explain early American women's labor history while allowing it to go unexplained. Tensions of class and gender recede, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Marla R.
Needle's eye.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)608867251
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marla R Miller
ISBN: 1558495452 9781558495456 1558495444 9781558495449
OCLC Number: 64624949
Description: xiv, 302 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction : Early American artisanry : why gender matters --
pt. 1. --
1. Clothing and consumers in rural New England, 1760-1810 --
2. Needle trades in New England, 1760-1810 --
pt. II --
3. Needlework of the rural gentry : the world of Elizabeth Porter Phelps --
4. Family, community, and informal work in the needle trades : the worlds of Easter Fairchild Newton and Tryphena Newton Cooke --
5. Family, artisanry, and craft tradition : the worlds of Tabitha Clark Smith and Rebecca Dickinson --
6. Gender, artisanry, and craft tradition : the world of Catherine Phelps Parsons --
pt. 3. --
7. Women's artisanal work in the changing New England marketplace --
Conclusion : The romance of old clothes --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Index.
Other Titles: Women and work in the age of revolution
Responsibility: Marla R. Miller.
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Highlights the significance of women's work in the clothing trades of the early Republic. Drawing on diaries, letters, and material culture, this book explores the contours of working women's lives  Read more...

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