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The Resource To comfort the heart : women in seventeenth-century America, Paula A. Treckel

To comfort the heart : women in seventeenth-century America, Paula A. Treckel

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To comfort the heart : women in seventeenth-century America
Title
To comfort the heart
Title remainder
women in seventeenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Paula A. Treckel
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
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DLC
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Treckel, Paula A
Dewey number
305.4/0973/09032
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1416
LC item number
.T74 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American women, 1600-1900
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • United States
  • Frau
  • Geschichte 1620-1700
  • Neuengland
Label
To comfort the heart : women in seventeenth-century America, Paula A. Treckel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
English women and English families -- From the Old World to the New -- The colonial "huswife" -- Women's rights and the law -- Women and religion
Control code
ocm33243864
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 267 pages
Isbn
9780805799170
Lccn
95039990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33243864
  • (OCoLC)33243864
Label
To comfort the heart : women in seventeenth-century America, Paula A. Treckel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
English women and English families -- From the Old World to the New -- The colonial "huswife" -- Women's rights and the law -- Women and religion
Control code
ocm33243864
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 267 pages
Isbn
9780805799170
Lccn
95039990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33243864
  • (OCoLC)33243864

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