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GOOD WIVES by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


  • Paperback $17.00

    Jun 04, 1991 | 336 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Dec 29, 2010 | 336 Pages

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"[Ulrich] makes a modern reader understand what it would have been like to have been born female in early New England…a truly remarkable achievement." — Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University

A gravestone in northern New England proclaims that a woman was "Eminent for Holiness…Prudence, Sincerity…Meakness…Weanedness From ye World…Publick-Spiritedness …Faithfulness & Charity."

"A major addition to our historical understanding of women in colonial New England…a path-breaking depiction of wives and mothers." — Kathryn Kish Sklar, S.U.N.Y., Binghamton

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Table Of Contents

Part One: Bathsheba
1. The Ways of Her Household
2. Deputy Husbands
3. A Friendly Neighbor
4. Pretty Gentlewoman

Part Two: Eve
5. The Serpent Beguiled Me
6. Consort
7. Travail
8. Mother of All Living

Part Three: Jael
9. Blessed Above Women
10. Viragoes
11. Captives
12. Daughters of Zion


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