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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]


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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. 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