Good wives, nasty wenches, and anxious patriarchs : gender, race, and power in colonial Virginia / Kathleen M. Brown.
By: Brown, Kathleen M.
Contributor(s): Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.).Material type: TextPublisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, 1996Description: xvi, 496 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0807823074 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780807823071 (cloth : alk. paper); 0807846236 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780807846230 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 | Sex role -- Virginia -- History | Women -- Virginia -- Social conditions | Virginia -- Race relations | Social classes -- Virginia -- HistoryDDC classification: 975.5/02 Other classification: 15.85
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Gender and English identity on the eve of colonial settlement -- The Anglo-Indian gender frontier -- "Good wives" and "nasty wenches": gender and the social order in a colonial settlement -- Engendering racial difference, 1640-1670 -- Vile rogues and honorable men: Nathaniel Bacon and the dilemma of colonial masculinity -- From "foul crimes" to "spurious issue": sexual regulation and the social construction of race -- "Born of a free woman": gender and the politics of freedom -- Marriage, class formation, and the performance of male gentility -- Tea table discourses and slanderous tongues: the domestic choreography of female identities -- Anxious patriarchs.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
American Historical Association John H. Dunning Prize for U.S. history, 1997.