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Author Meyers, Debra, 1956-

Title Common whores, vertuous women, and loveing wives : free will Christian women in colonial Maryland / Debra Meyers
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 249 pages) : illustrations
Series Religion in North America ; v. 31
Religion in North America ; v. 31
Contents Maryland's raison d'etre -- Private lives -- Religion in the New World -- Women and religion -- Religion, property, and the family -- Free will Christian women's public authority
Summary Religious conflicts had a pronounced effect on women and their families in early modern England, but our understanding of that impact is limited by the restrictions that prevented the open expression of religious beliefs in the post-Reformation years. More can be gleaned by shifting our focus to the New World, where gender relations and family formations were largely unhampered by the unsettling political and religious climate of England. In Maryland, English Arminian Catholics, Particular Baptists, Presbyterians, Puritans, Quakers, and Roman Catholics lived and worked together for most of the 17th century. By closely examining thousands of wills and other personal documents, as well as early Maryland's material culture, this transatlantic study depicts women's place in society and the ways religious values and social arrangements shaped their lives. Common Whores, Vertuous Women, and Loveing Wives takes a revisionist approach to the study of women and religion in colonial Maryland and adds considerably to our understanding of the social and cultural importance of religion in early America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-234) and indexes
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Subject Women and religion -- Maryland -- History.
Women -- Maryland -- History.
Maryland -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253101778
0253109744 (electronic bk.)
9780253109743 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Common whores, vertuous women, and loving wives
Common whores, virtuous women, and loveing wives
Common whores, virtuous women, and loving wives