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Norton, Mary Beth

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Works: 221 works in 673 publications in 3 languages and 16,127 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Bibliography  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary television programs  Textbooks  Study guides  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BF1575, 133.43097445
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Publications about Mary Beth Norton
Publications by Mary Beth Norton
Most widely held works by Mary Beth Norton
In the devil's snare : the Salem witchcraft crisis of 1692 by Mary Beth Norton( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 2,497 libraries worldwide
In January 1692 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, two young girls began to suffer from inexplicable fits. Seventeen months later, after legal action had been taken against 144 people, 20 of them put to death, the ignominious Salem witchcraft trials finally came to an end. Mary Beth Norton gives us a unique account of the events at Salem, helping us to understand them as they were understood by those who lived through the frenzy. Describing the situation from a seventeenth-century perspective, Norton examines the crucial turning points, the accusers, the confessors, the judges, and the accused, among whom were thirty-eight men. She shows how the situation spiraled out of control following a cascade of accusations beginning in mid-April. She explores the role of gossip and delves into the question of why women and girls under the age of twenty-five, who were the most active accusers and who would normally be ignored by male magistrates, were suddenly given absolute credence. Norton moves beyond the immediate vicinity of Salem to demonstrate how the Indian wars on the Maine frontier in the last quarter of that century stunned the collective mindset of northeastern New England and convinced virtually everyone that they were in the devil's snare. And she makes clear that ultimate responsibility for allowing the crisis to reach the heights it did must fall on the colony's governor, council, and judges
A people and a nation : a history of the United States by Mary Beth Norton( Book )
250 editions published between 1207 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,319 libraries worldwide
This textbook history of the United States beginning in 1492 is a shortened version of the 1982 edition
Liberty's daughters : the Revolutionary experience of American women, 1750-1800 by Mary Beth Norton( Book )
31 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,123 libraries worldwide
From the Blurb: Liberty's Daughters, the first book to explore the impact of the American Revolution on women, dramatically refutes the widely held belief that colonial women enjoyed a golden age of equality with men before drifting off into Victorian helplessness. Citing the letters, diaries, poems, and other writings of eighteenth-century Americans, prize-winning historian Mary Beth Norton reveals that colonial men and women actually disparaged feminine duties. In the latter part of the book Norton concludes that the Revolution had significant consequences for women-the American notion of womanhood broadened, and Republicanism bestowed a new patriotic importance on women's domestic labors. Comparing the private papers of more than 450 American families-black and white, urban and rural, Northern and Southern, rich and poor-Norton documents the status of women before, during, and after the Revolution. Women tell how they felt about their subjugation to men and how they viewed the fate to which society had consigned them-betrothal, pregnancy, motherhood, and a life of monotonous and exhausting household labor. Colonial women translated their inferior status in society into low self-esteem, frequently using femininity as an excuse for moral and intellectual failings. Norton contends, however, that the American thrust for independence also helped advance the status of women. Pre-revolutionary ferment incited women to take a more active role in public life. Patriots adjured the ladies to participate in boycotts; women began to read widely and express political opinions. Slowly, men began to value female involvement in the revolutionary cause, thus boosting women's sense of their own importance. As the men went off to battle, women were forced to handle traditionally male responsibilities of financial and family management. Gradually, many husbands became accustomed to relying on their wives' judgment and gained new respect for the strength, intelligence, and patriotism of women. While no sweeping feminist reforms followed the Revolution, Norton shows that the war was a turning point for American women. The circumstances tested their talents and abilities, and women's response won them important recognition, which was made concrete in reforms in female education in the early days of the republic
The American Historical Association's guide to historical literature by American Historical Association( Book )
16 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,713 libraries worldwide
Contains nearly 2,000 annotated citations (primarily English language works) divided into forth-eight sections ; citations refer chiefly to works published between 1961 and 1992
Founding mothers & fathers : gendered power and the forming of American society by Mary Beth Norton( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,354 libraries worldwide
Norton also describes the American beginnings of another way of thinking. She argues that an imbalanced sex ratio in the Chesapeake colonies made it impossible to establish "normal" familial structures, and thus equally impossible to employ the family model as unself-consciously as was done in New England. The Chesapeake, accordingly, became a practical laboratory for the working out of a "Lockean" political system that drew a line between family and state, between "public" and "private." In this scheme, women had no formal, recognized role beyond the family. It is this worldview that eventually came to characterize the Enlightenment and that still looms large in today's culture wars
Major problems in American women's history : documents and essays ( Book )
29 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
"Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. Major Problems in American Women's History is the leading reader for courses on the history of American women, covering the subject's entire chronological span. While attentive to the roles of women and the details of women's lives, the authors are especially concerned with issues of historical interpretation and historiography"--Publisher description
Women of America : a history by Carol Berkin( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
The British-Americans : the Loyalist exiles in England, 1774-1789 by Mary Beth Norton( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 libraries worldwide
"To toil the livelong day" : America's women at work, 1780-1980 ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 794 libraries worldwide
Papers pres. at the 6th Berkshire Conference on Women's History 1984
Separated by their sex : women in public and private in the colonial Atlantic world by Mary Beth Norton( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Spanning the period between the English Civil War in the 1640s through to the dawn of the American Revolutionary period, this work on gender identity and politics explores the development of the private sphere as an external and internalized tool that removed women from public political discourse. The work examines contemporary popular media as a polarizing force that drove women from a relatively egalitarian footing in political intellectual life to a new role indoors that would prevail in the external discourse and internal dialogues of the nation for centuries to come. Norton is a professor of history at Cornell University
Witch hunt ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Return to Colonial New England for a fresh look at the infamous events of Puritan Salem
A people and a nation : a history of the United States by George C Warren( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
The American Historical Association's guide to historical literature by American Historical Association( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 libraries worldwide
The American Historical Association's guide to historical literature by American Historical Association( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 libraries worldwide
A people and a nation : a history of the United States ( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
[This book] integrates [the] social and political history [of the United States]. [The authors] tell the story of all the people of the United States. This book [presents a] melding of social and political history, its movement beyond history's common focus on public figures and events to examine the daily life of America's people.-Pref
The Witch hunt ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Return to Colonial New England for a fresh look at the infamous events of Puritan Salem
The Debate over the American Revolution, 1765-1776 by Mary Beth Norton( Book )
2 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
New men : manliness in early America by Thomas A Foster( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 libraries worldwide
'New Men' considers the conditions of early America which shaped and were shaped by ideals of masculinity
A people and a nation. a history of the United States ( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
[This book brings] history to life as it tells the story of everyday people and their popular culture, cultural diversity, and daily challenges.-Back cover. [In this book, the authors] study the many ways Americans have defined themselves - gender, race, class, region, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation - and the many subjects that have reflected their multidimensional experiences. [They] highlight the remarkably diverse everyday lives of the American people - in cities and on farms and ranches, in factories and in corporate headquarters, in neighborhoods and in legislatures, in love relationships and in hate groups, in recreation and in work, in the classroom and in military uniform, in secret national security conferences and in public foreign relations debates, in church and in voluntary associations, in polluted environments and in conservation areas.-Pref
 
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Alternative Names
Alger, Mary Donlon 1943-
Mary Beth Norton American historian
Mary Beth Norton Amerikaans historica
Norton, Mary
Norton, Mary B.
Norton, Mary B. 1943-
ノートン, メアリー・ベス
Languages
English (431)
Japanese (20)
Spanish (2)
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