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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Karin A Wulf
|Description:||xvii, 217 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: "Not All Wives": The Problem of Marriage in Early America. Women, Marriage, and the Historical Literature. Aunt Bek's Oddity: Situating Unmarried Women in Urban and Regional Cultures --
Ch. 1. Martha Cooper's Choice: Literature and Mentality. Representations of Marriage: Tyrants and Virgins. Counter-Claims: Liberated Spinsters. Reading, Writing, and Learning Singleness --
Ch. 2. Elizabeth Norris's Reign: Religion and Self. Quaker Culture and a Female Self. Marriage, Religion, and Female Individualism. Singleness and Radical Religious Community in Pennsylvania --
Ch. 3. Mary Sandwith's Spouse: Family and Household. Gender and Household Hierarchy. Unmarried Women in Rural and Urban Households. Widows Keeping House. Servants and Slaves.