Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs

Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs
Author: Kathleen M. Brown
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2012-12-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 0807838292

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Kathleen Brown examines the origins of racism and slavery in British North America from the perspective of gender. Both a basic social relationship and a model for other social hierarchies, gender helped determine the construction of racial categories and the institution of slavery in Virginia. But the rise of racial slavery also transformed gender relations, including ideals of masculinity. In response to the presence of Indians, the shortage of labor, and the insecurity of social rank, Virginia's colonial government tried to reinforce its authority by regulating the labor and sexuality of English servants and by making legal distinctions between English and African women. This practice, along with making slavery hereditary through the mother, contributed to the cultural shift whereby women of African descent assumed from lower-class English women both the burden of fieldwork and the stigma of moral corruption. Brown's analysis extends through Bacon's Rebellion in 1676, an important juncture in consolidating the colony's white male public culture, and into the eighteenth century. She demonstrates that, despite elite planters' dominance, wives, children, free people of color, and enslaved men and women continued to influence the meaning of race and class in colonial Virginia.

Good Wives

Good Wives
Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Publisher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-12-29
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0307772977

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This enthralling work of scholarship strips away abstractions to reveal the hidden--and not always stoic--face of the "goodwives" of colonial America. In these pages we encounter the awesome burdens--and the considerable power--of a New England housewife's domestic life and witness her occasional forays into the world of men. We see her borrowing from her neighbors, loving her husband, raising--and, all too often, mourning--her children, and even attaining fame as a heroine of frontier conflicts or notoriety as a murderess. Painstakingly researched, lively with scandal and homely detail, Good Wives is history at its best.

Good Wives. Louisa May Alcott

Good Wives. Louisa May Alcott
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher:
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015
Genre: Children's stories
ISBN:

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Good Wives

Good Wives
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher:
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021-03-04
Genre:
ISBN:

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Good Wives

Good Wives
Author: Margaret Forster
Publisher: Random House
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2012-07-31
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 1446443736

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What is a 'good wife'? The bestselling author of Hidden Lives explores four marriages, including her own, in different times and societies to find the answer. In 1848 Mary Moffatt became the wife of the missionary and explorer David Livingstone - and her obedience and devotion eventually killed her. In 1960, Margaret Forster married her school sweetheart Hunter Davies in a London Registry Office - and interpreted the role very differently. Between these two marriages is a huge gulf in which the notion of marriage changed immeasurably. Forster traces the shift in emphasis from submission to partnership, first through the marriage of one unconventional American, Fanny Osbourne, to Robert Louis Stevenson, in the late nineteenth century; and then through that of Jennie Lee to Aneurin Bevan in the 1930s. Why does a woman still want to be a wife in the twenty-first century? What is the value of marriage today? Why do couples still marry in church? These are some of the questions Forster asks as she weaves the personal experience of forty years through the stories of three wives who have long fascinated her.

Good Little Wives

Good Little Wives
Author: Abby Drake
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0061857106

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While their husbands are out making money, making deals, and making . . . whatever, the trophy wives of New Falls are slipping not so quietly into middle age. Lauren, Bridget, Dana, and Caroline pretend to each other that their only problems are parties, plastic surgery, and which Mikimotos to buy. But behind the closed doors of their gracious homes there are broken hearts and broken promises . . . the stuff that gossip is made of. And the newest dish du jour is a whopper! The husband of one of their oldest friends, who dumped his wife for a newer model—a sexier, flashier, sleeker hairdresser—is found dead, his ex-wife, Kitty, standing over him . . . holding the smoking gun. Kitty claims she's innocent, and there are plenty of women around town who might want the rat dead. Now it's up to the women to discover where in their high-priced suburb a killer is hiding, and which good little wife has done something very, very wicked.

Exposed:

Exposed:
Author: Anna J.
Publisher: Urban Soul
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-10-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1622862295

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It has been said that in a marriage you only get eighty percent of what you need. When the other twenty percent is too tempting to turn down, do you decide to go with your family life, or do you take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity? Simone, Te'Nae, and Shay are picture perfect wives and career women. Although they're able to juggle prestigious jobs, motherhood, and wifely duties with ease, they share a dark secret that, if exposed, could ruin everything they've worked hard to maintain. They will only get one chance to figure out if their families and marriages are worth more than the risks they're taking. They better hope they make the right decision, because once good wives go bad, there is no turning back, and the consequences can be major.

Escape to Wonderland

Escape to Wonderland
Author: Good Wives Good Wives and Warriors
Publisher: Puffin
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-10
Genre: Coloring books
ISBN: 9780141366159

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A highly original colouring book for older children and adults alike. Highly detailed line artwork allows the magical fantasy of Alice in Wonderland to be brought to be life in an entirely unique way. Handy-sized square format - take it anywhere!

Little Women

Little Women
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1993
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781853261169

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Little Women is the heartwarming story of the March family that has thrilled generations of readers. It is the story of four sisters--Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth-- and of the courage, humor and ingenuity they display to survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War.