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A search for power : the "weaker sex" in seventeenth-century New England / Lyle Koehler.


Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1980] .
ISBN 0252008081

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Subjects Deviant behavior.
Déviance.
Femmes -- Droits -- Nouvelle-Angleterre -- Histoire -- 17e siècle -- Sources.
Femmes -- Nouvelle-Angleterre -- Histoire -- 17e siècle.
Frau.
Neuengland.
New England.
Sexism -- New England -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
Sexism.
Sexisme -- Nouvelle-Angleterre -- Histoire -- 17e siècle -- Sources.
Vrouwen.
Women -- New England -- History -- 17th century.
Women -- New England -- History.
Women's Rights -- New England -- History.
Women's rights -- New England -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
Women's rights.
Women.
Description viii, 561 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-537) and index.
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.
Genre History.
Sources.
Geographic Area New England
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6420866
(OCoLC)ocm06420866
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Koehler, Lyle, 1944-
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