Bearing the burden?

Publisher

Not set Type Serial component part

Place of publication

Not given

Date of publication

Not given

Subjects

Volumes

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

Note

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