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The Resource Women in early America, edited by Thomas A. Foster ; foreword by Carol Berkin ; afterword by Jennifer L. Morgan

Women in early America, edited by Thomas A. Foster ; foreword by Carol Berkin ; afterword by Jennifer L. Morgan

Label
Women in early America
Title
Women in early America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas A. Foster ; foreword by Carol Berkin ; afterword by Jennifer L. Morgan
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Women in Early America, edited by Thomas A. Foster, tells the fascinating stories of the myriad women who shaped the early modern North American world from the colonial era through the first years of the Republic. This volume goes beyond the familiar stories of Pocahontas or Abigail Adams, recovering the lives and experiences of lesser-known women--both ordinary and elite, enslaved and free, Indigenous and immigrant--who lived and worked in not only British mainland America, but also New Spain, New France, New Netherlands, and the West Indies. In these essays we learn about the conditions that women faced during the Salem witchcraft panic and the Spanish Inquisition in New Mexico; as indentured servants in early Virginia and Maryland; caught up between warring British and Native Americans; as traders in New Netherlands and Detroit; as slave owners in Jamaica; as Loyalist women during the American Revolution; enslaved in the President's house; and as students and educators inspired by the air of equality in the young nation. Foster showcases the latest research of junior and senior historians, drawing from recent scholarship informed by women's and gender history--feminist theory, gender theory, new cultural history, social history, and literary criticism. Collectively, these essays address the need for scholarship on women's lives and experiences. Women in Early America heeds the call of feminist scholars to not merely reproduce male-centered narratives, "add women, and stir," but to rethink master narratives themselves so that we may better understand how women and men created and developed our historical past." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.4097309/032
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1416
LC item number
.W656 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Foster, Thomas A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • United States
  • United States
  • Social conditions
  • Women
  • Women
  • United States
  • Frau
  • Neuengland
  • Nordamerika
  • HISTORY / United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Label
Women in early America, edited by Thomas A. Foster ; foreword by Carol Berkin ; afterword by Jennifer L. Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • "Women are as knowing therein as the men" : Dutch women in early America
  • Kim Todt
  • Women as witches, witches as women : witchcraft and patriarchy in colonial North America
  • Matthew Dennis and Elizabeth Reis
  • Servant women and sex in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake
  • Betty Wood
  • Rebecca Kellogg Ashley : negotiating identity on the early American borderlands, 1704-1757
  • Joy A.J. Howard
  • Womanly masters : gendering slave ownership in colonial Jamaica
  • Christine Walker
  • Foreword:
  • Women at the crossroads : trade, mobility, and power in early French America and Detroit
  • Karen L. Marrero
  • The agrarian village world of Indian women in the Ohio River Valley
  • Susan Sleeper-Smith
  • Loyalist women in British New York City, 1776-1783
  • Ruma Chopra
  • "I knew that if I went back to Virginia, I should never get my liberty" : Ona Judge Staines, the president's runaway slave
  • Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • "The
  • need of their genius" : a women's revolution in early America
  • Meeting the challenges of early American women's history
  • Mary C. Kelley
  • Afterword:
  • Women in early America
  • Jennifer L. Morgan
  • Carol Berkin
  • Introduction:
  • Women in early America: crossing boundaries, rewriting histories
  • Thomas A. Foster
  • Doña Teresa de Aguilera y Roche before the inquisition : the travails of a seventeenth-century aristocratic woman in New Mexico
  • Ramón A. Gutierrez
Control code
ocn893452374
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 294 pages
Isbn
9781479890477
Lccn
2014040537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024730301
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781479890477
  • (OCoLC)893452374
Label
Women in early America, edited by Thomas A. Foster ; foreword by Carol Berkin ; afterword by Jennifer L. Morgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • "Women are as knowing therein as the men" : Dutch women in early America
  • Kim Todt
  • Women as witches, witches as women : witchcraft and patriarchy in colonial North America
  • Matthew Dennis and Elizabeth Reis
  • Servant women and sex in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake
  • Betty Wood
  • Rebecca Kellogg Ashley : negotiating identity on the early American borderlands, 1704-1757
  • Joy A.J. Howard
  • Womanly masters : gendering slave ownership in colonial Jamaica
  • Christine Walker
  • Foreword:
  • Women at the crossroads : trade, mobility, and power in early French America and Detroit
  • Karen L. Marrero
  • The agrarian village world of Indian women in the Ohio River Valley
  • Susan Sleeper-Smith
  • Loyalist women in British New York City, 1776-1783
  • Ruma Chopra
  • "I knew that if I went back to Virginia, I should never get my liberty" : Ona Judge Staines, the president's runaway slave
  • Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • "The
  • need of their genius" : a women's revolution in early America
  • Meeting the challenges of early American women's history
  • Mary C. Kelley
  • Afterword:
  • Women in early America
  • Jennifer L. Morgan
  • Carol Berkin
  • Introduction:
  • Women in early America: crossing boundaries, rewriting histories
  • Thomas A. Foster
  • Doña Teresa de Aguilera y Roche before the inquisition : the travails of a seventeenth-century aristocratic woman in New Mexico
  • Ramón A. Gutierrez
Control code
ocn893452374
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 294 pages
Isbn
9781479890477
Lccn
2014040537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024730301
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781479890477
  • (OCoLC)893452374

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