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Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society

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In this pioneering study of the ways in which the first settlers defined the power, prerogatives, and responsibilities of the sexes, one of our most incisive historians opens a window onto the world of Colonial America. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary documents, Mary Beth Norton tells the story of the Pinion clan, whose two-generation record of theft, adultery, and infanticide may have made them our first dysfunctional family. She reopens the case of Mistress Ann Hibbens, whose church excommunicated her for arguing that ...

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0679749772

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9780679749776

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Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society
1997, Vintage

ISBN-13: 9780679749776

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Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society
1996, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679429654

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