women family and community in colonial america two perspectives

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Women Family And Community In Colonial America

Author : Linda Speth
ISBN : 9781135817725
Genre : History
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The influence of women in the colonial family and the community is examined using tax and probate records of southside Colonial Virginia.

Order And Civility In The Early Modern Chesapeake

Author : Debra Meyers
ISBN : 9780739189757
Genre : History
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Order and Civility in the Early Modern Chesapeake captures a variety of experiences in the early modern Chesapeake, illustrating the race, class, ethnic, and gender diversity that created a unique New World experience. Students and scholars will find this book essential to understanding the colonial Chesapeake.

Virginia Women

Author : Cynthia A. Kierner
ISBN : 9780820342634
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Volume 2: "This second of two volumes continues the exploration of the history of Virginia women through the lives of exemplary and remarkable individuals. Seventeen essays written by established and emerging scholars recover the stories and voices of a diverse group of women, from the transition from slavery to freedom in the period following the Civil War through the struggle to secure rights for gay and lesbian women in the late twentieth century. Placing their subjects in their larger historical contexts, the authors show how the experiences of Virginia women varied by race, class, age, and marital status, and also across both space and time. Some essays examine the lives of well-known women--such as Ellen Glasgow and Patsy Cline--from a new perspective.

Within The Plantation Household

Author : Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
ISBN : 9780807864227
Genre : Social Science
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Documenting the difficult class relations between women slaveholders and slave women, this study shows how class and race as well as gender shaped women's experiences and determined their identities. Drawing upon massive research in diaries, letters, memoirs, and oral histories, the author argues that the lives of antebellum southern women, enslaved and free, differed fundamentally from those of northern women and that it is not possible to understand antebellum southern women by applying models derived from New England sources.

American Families

Author : Joseph M. Hawes
ISBN : UOM:39015021510402
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This work serves as an introductory reference guide to the growing body of literature on the history of the American family. Recognizing the family unit as the institution most central to any society, the volume covers a broad range of theoretical approaches that concentrate on relationships within the family and between the family and the wider community. Essays by specialists in the field of family study investigate the subject both chronologically and topically, examining the family from colonial times to the present, as well as according to sociological and ethnic groups. The conclusions reached are synthesized to reveal trends and patterns that define current family dynamics and provide a structural framework for the expanding study of family history.

Family Community Economy

Author : Elizabeth Marie Pruden
ISBN : MINN:31951P005032603
Genre : South Carolina
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To Comfort The Heart

Author : Paula A. Treckel
ISBN : UVA:X002758715
Genre : Social Science
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"Literally and metaphorically, the settlement of the New World wrought a sea change in the lives of those who experienced it. In To Comfort the Heart Paula Treckel explores the meaning of that change to the English, Native American, and African women in England's North American colonies. Focusing on the experience of English "huswives" and indentured servants, she reveals how their actions and expectations, as well as their relationships with women of other races and cultures, were shaped by Old World perceptions of woman's appropriate role." "The women who journeyed aboard ship from Old World to New, alone or with their families, found waiting for them both unaccustomed hardship and opportunity. The formidable task of settling and then surviving on the frontier was a collaborative enterprise in which the work of women was as necessary and sought after - if not always as valued once attained - as that of men. Once seen by some historians as a kind of "golden age" for women's rights, the colonial period in America presented frontier women with freedoms and responsibilities unprecedented in England - to choose their husbands, manage their households, enter into business dealings, and own property. Some women embraced these opportunities, but most longed for the security of their prescribed Old World roles. Struggling to re-create the world they left behind, they saw themselves as "civilizers" of the wilderness." "Treckel also relates the lesser-known stories of those women in colonial America who had no measurable "freedoms" at all - Native American and African women. She describes how the Western European perception of woman's role contributed to their denigration and how they fought to defend and preserve their cultures in the face of destruction and enslavement."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Colonial Chesapeake Society

Author : Lois Green Carr
ISBN : UVA:X002050571
Genre : History
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Colonial Chesapeake Society

Journal Of Women S History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021174672
Genre : Electronic journals
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To Be Useful To The World

Author : Joan R. Gundersen
ISBN : UOM:39015036058421
Genre : History
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Gundersen's analysis benefits from two decades of scholarly research into the lives of colonial women. Her vivid account synthesizes the work of her colleagues and brings an essential multicultural perspective to the discussion. She examines the lives of African women brought as slaves to the colonies and their American-born descendants, as well as of Native American women. Gundersen also extends the parameters of her study to include the decades that bracketed the Revolution, framing her argument around three generations of women in three households. To be Useful to the World opens with engaging accounts of three women: Elizabeth Porter, a Virginian of the small-planter class whose household includes her extended family and several slaves; Deborah Franklin, the Philadelphian wife of Benjamin Franklin; and Margaret Brant, an Iroquois woman whose family became British allies during the Revolutionary War. Through her examination of these women's lives, Gundersen illustrates the diversity of the colonial experience for women as well as the trends that crossed ethnic and class boundaries. She then follows the lives of these women's daughters through the years of the Revolution and closes her account with their granddaughters, who began their lives in post Revolutionary America. In presenting these daughters of the Revolution, Gundersen finds that while the Revolution provided opportunities for some women it also restricted the lives of others in a give and take resulting from the integrated yet divergent communities that made up the new world. This lucid account brings to life the experience of women during a period of war and profound change, a period that continues to shape Americanthought and culture to the present.

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