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Women in early America

Author: Thomas A Foster
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2015.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Foster
ISBN: 9781479874545 147987454X 9781479890477 1479890472
OCLC Number: 918467862
Description: XI, 294 Seiten
Contents: Contents 1. Dona Teresa de Aguilera y Roche before the Inquisition: The Travails of a Seventeenth-Century Aristocratic Woman in New Mexico 7 Ramon A. Gutierrez 2. "Women Are as Knowing Therein as the Men": Dutch Women in Early America 43 Kim Todt 3. Women as Witches, Witches as Women: Witchcraft and Patriarchy in Colonial North America 66 Matthew Dennis and Elizabeth Reis 4. Servant Women and Sex in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake 95 Betty Wood 5. Rebecca Kellogg Ashley: Negotiating Identity on the Early American Borderlands, 1704-1757 118 Joy A. J. Howard 6. Womanly Masters: Gendering Slave Ownership in Colonial Jamaica 139 Christine Walker 7. Women at the Crossroads: Trade, Mobility, and Power in Early French America and Detroit 159 Karen L. Marrero 8. The Agrarian Village World of Indian Women in the Ohio River Valley 186 Susan Sleeper-Smith 9. Loyalist Women in British New York City, 1776-1783 210 Ruma Chopra 10. "I Knew That If I Went Back to Virginia, I Should Never Get My Liberty"
Responsibility: ed. by Thomas A. Foster ; foreword by Carol Berkin ; afterword by Jennifer L. Morgan.


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"These essays reveal the exciting intellectual payoff of a transcultural approach to women's lives in the past. Not only will readers confront a richly varied cast of historical actors, but they will Read more...

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