Women's work in New England, 1620-1920 / editor, Peter Benes ; assoc. ed., Jane Montague Benes.

Title: 
Women's work in New England, 1620-1920 / editor, Peter Benes ; assoc. ed., Jane Montague Benes.
Publisher: 
[Boston] : Boston University, c2003.
Description: 
224 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
Other Authors: 
Benes, Peter.
Benes, Jane Montague.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
77106
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
HD6096.N3.W87
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-220).
Contents: 
Section I. Women and washing. Washing household linens and linen clothing in 1627 Plymouth / Maureen Richard --
Section II. Women and agriculture. Increase and vantage: women, cows, and the agricultural economy of colonial New England / Pamela J. Snow --
Constance Strong's diary: women's work in North Pomfret, Vermont, 1910-1920 / Cameron Clifford --
Section III. Women as producers of textiles and clothing. "That leisure hour I seldom find": Hannah Hayden's work and family economy in frontier New York, 1806-1822 / Amber Degn --
"The fruit of my industry": economic roles and marital conflict in New England, 1790-1830 / Mary Beth Sievens --
One in every village: women in Maine who knit for others / Robin Hansen --
Section IV. Women in industry and communications. Number, please: New Hampshire predial telephone operators, 1877-1920 / Judith Moyer --
Section V. Abolitionists, missionaries, and memory makers. "We have all something to do in the cause of freeing the slave": the abolition work of Mary White / Mary B. Fuhrer --
A New England goodwife laboring in Oregon: Mary Richardson Walker, missionary pioneer / Judith M. Knowles --
Nantucket's memory keepers: Eliza Ann McCleave and the women of the Nantucket Historical Association / Aimee E. Newell --
Section VI. Gendered roles in healing and childbirth. The housewife as healer: medicine as women's work in colonial New England / Rebecca J. Tannenbaum --
Women's travail, men's labor: birth stories from eighteenth-century New England diaries / Laurel Thatcher Ulrich --
Section VII. Children and servants. Eggs on the sand: domestic servants and their children in federal New England / Marla R. Miller --
Polish: the maintenance of manners / J. Coral Woodbury.
Series: 
Annual proceedings (Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife) ; 2001.
Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife annual proceedings ; 2001