Good Wives

Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750
English | February 04, 2020 | ASIN: B0845YNP2L | M4B@125 kbps | 11h 21m | 619.24 MB

Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Narrator: Susan Ericksen

This enthralling work of scholarship strips away abstractions to reveal the hidden – and not always stoic – face of the “goodwives” of colonial America. In this book, 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. Painstakingly researched, lively with scandal and homely detail, Good Wives is history at its best.

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