Loosening the Bonds: Mid-Atlantic Farm Women, 1750-1850, Volume 2

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1986 - Social Science - 271 pages
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The first book to investigate the rich and complex lives of rural women during the late colonial and early national periods. Jensen focuses on women in the Philadelphia hinterland and shows how they became an essential part of that area's rise to agricultural prominence. Examining not only the Quakers, who formed the dominant group in the region, but also black and other ethnic groups, Jensen offers fascinating details on the ways farm women functioned in the varied spheres of their lives. Her book makes a major contribution to women's history.
 

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In this stunning addition to women's studies, Jensen presents a previously unseen picture of rural families' success in becoming integral producers and consumers in a changing economy. Concentrating ... Read full review

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Well-researched, significant historical book about the real contributions of the rural women to the prosperity of the farms during the establishment of America from Colonial rule to private ownership and civil and human rights. A must read for a complete view of the growth of this nation. Women have been overlooked and their significant contribution marginalized but this books illuminates what women were really doing to work for the families, much more than only child bearing and rearing. Also written with in a style that provides insights supported by great information and data.  

Contents

THE MARKETPLACE
77
THE PUBLIC SPHERE
143
Epilogue
205
Notes on Sources
231
Index
265
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