By Nancy A. Hewitt
This number of twenty-four unique essays through prime students in American women's historical past highlights the latest vital scholarship at the key debates and destiny instructions of this well known and modern field.
• Covers the breadth of yankee Women's heritage, together with the colonial kinfolk, marriage, wellbeing and fitness, sexuality, schooling, immigration, paintings, buyer tradition, and feminism.
• Surveys and evaluates the easiest scholarship on each vital period and subject.
• contains multiplied bibliography of titles to steer additional learn.
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Rpt. (1977), New York Norton. Karlsen, Carol F. (1989) B e Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England. New York Vintage Books. Klepp, Susan E. (1998) “Revolutionary Bodies: Women and the Fertility Transition in the Mid-Atlantic Region, 1760-1820,” Journal of American History 85, pp. 9 1 0 4 5 . Kolodny, Annette (1975) B e Lay of the Land: Metaphors as Experience and History in American Li@ and Letters. Chapel W :University of North Carolina Press. , 54, pp. 193-228. THE IMPERIAL GAZE 19 Kupperman, Karen Ordahl (2000) Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America.
1999) Empire and Others: British Encounters with Ind&enous Peoples, 1600-1850. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. , 54, pp. 7-18. Derounian-Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle and Levernier, James Arthur (1993) B e Indian Captivity Narrative, 1550-1900. Boston: Twayne. Fischer, Kirsten (2002) Suspect Relations: Sex, Race, and Resistance in Colonial North Carolina. Ithaca, Ny: Cornell University Press. Godbeer, Richard (1999) “Eroticizing the Middle Ground: Anglo-Indian Sexual Relations along the Eighteenth-centuryFrontier,” in Martha M.
In the mid-seventeenth century, Allada had been the focus of Christian missionary efforts. African catechisms prepared by the Capuchins allowed “Lisa” to refer to Jesus Christ. In Allada cosmology Lisa, a white man, and Mawa, a black woman, form a paired deity. As agricultural producers, conduits to the ancestors, complements to Jesus Christ, even as armed guards at the king’s palace, the memory of women’s multiple and pivotal role at all levels of society would travel with both men and women across the Atlantic.