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Women and freedom in early America

Author: Larry D Eldridge
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What, if anything, did enslaved black women in the South have in common with powerful female leaders in Iroquois society? Were female tavern keepers in the backcountry of North Carolina any more free  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry D Eldridge
ISBN: 0814721931 9780814721933 0814721982 9780814721988
OCLC Number: 34996106
Description: xii, 354 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : Race, ehtnicity, and gender --
Gender and the longhouse : Iroquois women in a changing culture / Gretchen L. Green --
Women of the New France noblesse / Jan V. Noel --
Princesses, wives, and wenches : White perceptions of Southeastern Indian women in 1770 / Eirlys M. Barker --
Freedom among African women servants and slaves in the seventeenth-century British colonies / Lillian Ashcraft-Eason --
Part II : Religion --
"My dear liberty" : Quaker spinsterhood and female autonomy in eighteenth-century Pennsylvania / Karin A. Wulf --
Women, religion, and freedom in New France / Terrence A. Crowley --
Wise virgins and pious mothers : Spiritual community among Baptist women of the Delaware Valley / Janet More Lindman --
Part III : Work and the colonial economy --
"What Providence has brought them to be" : Widows, work, and the print culture of colonial Charleston --
"To have a sufficient maintenance" : Women and the economics of freedom in frontier Pennsylvania, 1750-1800 / Judith A. Ridner --
Women and economic freedom in the North Carolina backcountry / Johanna Miller Lewis --
Part IV : Marriage and the family --
"Whers gone to she knows not" : Desertion and widowhood in early Pennsylvania / Merril D. Smith --
The marriage metaphor in seventeenth-century Massachusetts / Elizabeth Dale --
"If widow, both housewife and husband may be" : Widows' testamentary freedom in colonial Massachusetts and Maryland / Vivian Bruce Conger --
Part V : Society and the courts --
Women of "No particular home" : Town leaders and female transients in Rhode Island, 1750-1800 / Ruth Wallis Herndon --
The free women of Charles Parish, York County, Virginia, 1630-1740 / Julie Richter --
Mitigating inequality : Women and justice in colonial New York / Deborah A. Rosen.
Other Titles: Women & freedom in early America
Responsibility: edited by Larry D. Eldridge.
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