Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only

Title Women and freedom in early America [electronic resource] / edited by Larry D. Eldridge.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, c1997.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ACLS Humanities E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xii, 354 p. ; 24 cm.
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-346) and index.
Contents Part I : Race, ethnicity, and gender -- Gender and the longhouse : Iroquois women in a changing culture / Gretchen L. Green -- Women of the New France noblesse / Jan V. Noel -- Princesses, wives, and wenches : White perceptions of Southeastern Indian women in 1770 / Eirlys M. Barker -- Freedom among African women servants and slaves in the seventeenth-century British colonies / Lillian Ashcraft-Eason -- Part II : Religion -- "My dear liberty" : Quaker spinsterhood and female autonomy in eighteenth-century Pennsylvania / Karin A. Wulf -- Women, religion, and freedom in New France / Terrence A. Crowley -- Wise virgins and pious mothers : Spiritual community among Baptist women of the Delaware Valley / Janet More Lindman -- Part III : Work and the colonial economy -- "What Providence has brought them to be" : Widows, work, and the print culture of colonial Charleston -- "To have a sufficient maintenance" : Women and the economics of freedom in frontier Pennsylvania, 1750-1800 / Judith A. Ridner -- Women and economic freedom in the North Carolina backcountry / Johanna Miller Lewis -- Part IV : Marriage and the family -- "Whers gone to she knows not" : Desertion and widowhood in early Pennsylvania / Merril D. Smith -- The marriage metaphor in seventeenth-century Massachusetts / Elizabeth Dale -- "If widow, both housewife and husband may be" : Widows' testamentary freedom in colonial Massachusetts and Maryland / Vivian Bruce Conger -- Part V : Society and the courts -- Women of "No particular home" : Town leaders and female transients in Rhode Island, 1750-1800 / Ruth Wallis Herndon -- The free women of Charles Parish, York County, Virginia, 1630-1740 / Julie Richter -- Mitigating inequality : Women and justice in colonial New York / Deborah A. Rosen.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2010. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.
Misc. 049 KFPX
049 KFPX
049 KFPX
Subject Women -- United States -- History.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Added Author Eldridge, Larry D.
American Council of Learned Societies.
Cover Title Women & freedom in early America
In: ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL:
Other Form: Original 0814721931 9780814721933 0814721982 (DLC) 96025303
Standard No. 2027/heb.06442 hdl

Available items only