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

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

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

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

This enthralling work of scholarship strips away those 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 housewifes domestic life and witness her occasional forays into the world of men. We see her borrowing from her nei