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Women''s Roles in Eighteenth-Century America.

By: Smith, Merril D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Women''s Roles in American History: Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2010Description: 1 online resource (208 p.).ISBN: 9780313355530.Subject(s): Women - Legal status, laws, etc - United States - History - 18th century | Women - United States - Social conditions - 18th century | Women''s rights - United States - History - 18th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women''s Roles in Eighteenth-Century AmericaDDC classification: 305.40973/09033 | 305.42097309033 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Series Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chronology; 1. Women, Marriage, and the Family; 2. Women and the Law; 3. Women and Work; 4. Women and Travel; 5. Women and War; 6. Women and Religion; 7. Women, Education, and the Arts; Selected Bibliography and Resources; Index
Summary: Spanning the broad spectrum of Colonial-era life, Women''s Roles in Eighteenth-Century America is a revealing exploration of how 18-century American women of various races, classes, and religions were affected by conditions of the timesÑwar, slavery, religious awakenings, political change, perceptions about genderÑas well as how they influenced the world around them. ||Women''s Roles in Eighteenth-Century America covers the area of North America that became the United States and follows the transformation of the British colonies into a new nation. The book is organized thematically to examine marriage and the family, the law, work, travel, war, religion, and education and the arts. Each chapter combines current research and primary sources to offer authoritative portraits of real lives of the everyday women during this pivotal early era in our history.||
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Series Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chronology; 1. Women, Marriage, and the Family; 2. Women and the Law; 3. Women and Work; 4. Women and Travel; 5. Women and War; 6. Women and Religion; 7. Women, Education, and the Arts; Selected Bibliography and Resources; Index

Spanning the broad spectrum of Colonial-era life, Women''s Roles in Eighteenth-Century America is a revealing exploration of how 18-century American women of various races, classes, and religions were affected by conditions of the timesÑwar, slavery, religious awakenings, political change, perceptions about genderÑas well as how they influenced the world around them. ||Women''s Roles in Eighteenth-Century America covers the area of North America that became the United States and follows the transformation of the British colonies into a new nation. The book is organized thematically to examine marriage and the family, the law, work, travel, war, religion, and education and the arts. Each chapter combines current research and primary sources to offer authoritative portraits of real lives of the everyday women during this pivotal early era in our history.||

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This solid survey summarizes most of the important literature on women in the early republic and includes a diverse cast of characters, including women of many races, religions, and classes. The book is replete with anecdotes, focusing on individual examples rather than statistics or a broad historical narrative. The book takes the same thematic approach as the other titles in the "Women's Roles through History" series, breaking the material into categories such as "Women and the Law" and "Women and Religion." The lack of a unified chronology is problematic. There is no clear sense of change over the course of the 18th century, and though independent scholar Smith mentions the American Revolution as an important moment, it appears at random points in each chapter. There is some interesting in-depth material that other survey texts omit (e.g., a discussion of breast-feeding habits drawn from the work of Marylynn Salmon), and the esoteric structure draws attention to some less often discussed areas of women's lives, including travel and the arts. However, scholars informed in women's history will not find much new. Best used in conjunction with works that include a strong chronology of the 18th century and paired with more in-depth studies, such as Laurel Ulrich's often taught A Midwife's Tale (1990). Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduate collections. A. R. Todd University of Chicago

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<p> Merril D. Smith is an independent scholar living in National Park, NJ.</p>

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