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Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750

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This enthralling work of scholarship strips away abstractions to reveal the hidden--and not always stoic--face of the goodwives of colonial America. In these pages we encounter the awesome burdens--and the considerable power--of a New England housewife's domestic life and witness her occasional forays into the world of men. We see her borrowing from her neighbors, loving her husband, raising--and, all too often, mourning--her children, and even attaining fame as a heroine of frontier conflicts or notoriety as a murderess. ...

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Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750
1991, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679732570

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