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The Widows' Might: Widowhood and Gender in Early British America

Conger, Vivian

Editore: NYU Press, 2009
ISBN 10: 0814716741 / ISBN 13: 9780814716748
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Titolo: The Widows' Might: Widowhood and Gender in ...

Casa editrice: NYU Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2009

Legatura: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Explores how widows were portrayed in early American culture, and how widows themselves responded to their unique role. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0814716741

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In early American society, one?s identity was determined in large part by gender. The ways in which men and women engaged with their communities were generally not equal: married women fell under the legal control of their husbands, who handled all negotiations with the outside world, as well as many domestic interactions. The death of a husband enabled women to transcend this strict gender divide. Yet, as a widow, a woman occupied a third, liminal gender in early America, performing an unusual mix of male and female roles in both public and private life.

With shrewd analysis of widows? wills as well as prescriptive literature, court appearances, newspaper advertisements, and letters, The Widows? Might explores how widows were portrayed in early American culture, and how widows themselves responded to their unique role. Using a comparative approach, Vivian Bruce Conger deftly analyzes how widows in colonial Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Maryland navigated their domestic, legal, economic, and community roles in early American society.

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Vivian Bruce Conger is Associate Professor of History at Ithaca College.

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