Founding Mothers And Fathers.
Alfred A. Knopf.
Gendered power and the forming of american society.
Large 8vo. 6.75 x 9.5 inches. x + 496 +  pp. Bound in half green cloth over buff, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. Deckled fore edge. A very good copy. The role of women in the first half century of English settlement in the North American colonies, 1620-70. It examines their role in the family, the community and the state, including positions of authority, and contrasting the New England with the Chesapeake colonies. Mary Beth Norton was educated at the Universities of Michigan and Harvard and taught at the University of Connecticut before becoming Professor of American History at Cornell in 1987. She is the author of The British-Americans and Liberty's Daughters.
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