Bearing the burden?


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History Today
Vol. 44, no. 10 (October 1994), p. 28-33


Obedience, modesty, taciturny - all hallmarks of the archetypal 'good woman' in colonial New England. But did suffering in silence invert tradition and give the weaker sex a new moral authority in the community? Martha Saxton investigates, in the first piece from a mini series examining women's social experience in the new world