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Author Koehler, Lyle, 1944-

Title A search for power : the "weaker sex" in seventeenth-century New England / Lyle Koehler
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1980]
©1980

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 MELB  305.40974 KOE S  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 561 pages ; 24 cm
Contents I. The creation of a Puritan mode -- II. Sex-role stereotyping in Puritan ideology and practice -- III. Sex and sexism -- IV. Women in work and poverty: the difficulties of earning a living -- V. Marital tension in early New England: when the ideal goes awry -- VI. From self-punishment to covert manipulation: reactions to powerlessness -- VII. Unwomanly women: a variety of non-ideal behaviors -- VIII. The weaker sex as religious rebel: from Williams through Hutchinson -- IX. The weaker sex as religious rebel: Gortonists, Anabaptists, and Quakers -- X. The heresy of witchcraft: anxiety and the supernatural in Calvinist New England -- XI. The Rhode Island alternative -- XII. Storm and stress: Calvinist colonies in changing times, 1665-89 -- XIII. The Salem Village cataclysm: origins and impact of a witch hunt, 1689-92 -- XIV. Women and society in the secular nineties -- Appendixes -- 1. Petitions for divorce in New England, 1620-99 -- 2. Female innkeepers and liquor-sellers in New England, 1620-99 -- 2A. Women on the 1687 Boston tax list -- 2B. Women on the 1687 tax lists for Boston suburbs -- 3. Suicides in New England, 1620-1709 -- 4. Suspected killings of children (mostly infants) by their mothers in New England, 1620-1700 -- 5. Witches accused in New England, 1620-99
Analysis New England Society Role of women, 1600-1700
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [493]-537
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
Description based on print version record
Subject Deviant behavior.
Sexism -- New England -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
Women -- New England -- History -- 17th century.
Women's rights -- New England -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
Women -- history.
Women's Rights -- history.
New England.
LC no. 80016666
ISBN 0252008081