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Author Smith, Merril D., 1956-

Title Women's roles in seventeenth-century America / Merril D. Smith
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 183 pages) : illustrations
Series Women's roles in American history, 1553-507X
Women's roles in American history. 1553-507X
Contents Women and the family -- Women and law -- Women and immigration -- Women and work -- Women and religion -- Women and war -- Women and education, literature, and recreation
Summary In Colonial America, the lives of white immigrant, black slave, and American Indian women intersected. Economic, religious, social, and political forces all combined to induce and promote European colonization and the growth of slavery and the slave trade during this period. This volume provides the essential overview of American women's lives in the seventeenth century, as the dominant European settlers established their patriarchy. Women were essential to the existence of a new patriarchal society, most importantly because they were necessary for its reproduction. In addition to their roles
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-175) and index
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Subject Social role -- United States -- History -- 17th century.
Women -- United States -- History -- 17th century.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0313087067 (electronic bk.)
9780313087066 (electronic bk.)
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