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Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World

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In Separated by Their Sex, Mary Beth Norton offers a bold genealogy that shows how gender came to determine the right of access to the Anglo-American public sphere by the middle of the eighteenth century. Earlier, high-status men and women alike had been recognized as appropriate political actors, as exemplified during and after Bacon's Rebellion by the actions of-and reactions to-Lady Frances Berkeley, wife of Virginia's governor. By contrast, when the first ordinary English women to claim a political voice directed group ...

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Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World
2014, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

ISBN-13: 9780801456800

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