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Women's life and work in the Southern colonies

Author: Julia Cherry Spruill; Anne Firor Scott
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1972.
Series: Norton library, N662.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Norton Library edition]View all editions and formats
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One of the classic works in American social history, this book is the first comprehensive study of the daily life and status of women in southern colonial America.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Cherry Spruill; Anne Firor Scott
ISBN: 039300662X 9780393006629
OCLC Number: 379319
Notes: Reprint of the 1938 edition, with a new introduction.
Description: x, 426 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Women wanted --
From hut to mansion --
"in the increasing way' --
Housewives and their helpers --
Pleasures and pastimes --
Wardrobe and toilet --
Courtship and marriage-making --
Conjugal felicity and domestic discord --
The schooling of girls --
The lady's library --
Participation in public affairs --
Professional occupations --
Shopkeepers and artisans --
Tavern hostesses and planters --
Crimes and punishments --
Under the law.
Series Title: Norton library, N662.
Responsibility: by Julia Cherry Spruill ; with an introduction to the Norton Library edition by Anne Firor Scott.

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One of the classic works in American social history, this book is the first comprehensive study of the daily life and status of women in southern colonial America.

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