EARLY AMERICAN WOMEN: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 1600 - 1900

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Early American Women presents over 100 primary sources in women’s history. Throughout, the lives and experiences of American women from a variety of cultures from the colonial era through the nineteenth century are presented in rich detail.

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Early American Women presents over 100 primary sources in women’s history. Throughout, the lives and experiences of American women from a variety of cultures from the colonial era through the nineteenth century are presented in rich detail.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:February 8, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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PART 1 A NEW WORLD: THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES1

1 First Encounters3

NARRAGANSETT WOMEN, Roger Williams, 16435

WOMEN'S LIVES AMONG THE DELAWARE, John Heckewelder, 1819 9

IROQUOIS WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT, Pierre de Charlevoix, 172112

A NEW ENGLAND CAPTIVITY, Mary Rowlandson, 168114

LIFE AMONG THE SENECA, Mary Jemison, 182420

THE FIRST SHIP, A Chinook Tale22

2 Well-Ordered Families25

HUSBANDS AND WIVES, Benjamin Wadsworth, 171227

EVANGELICAL CHILD-REARING, Susanna Wesley, 173229

TO IMPROVE IN EVERY VIRTUE, Eliza Pinckney, 1750s33

TIED HAND AND FOOT, Esther Burr, 1756-175735

AN ABOMINABLE WICKEDNESS, Abigail Bailey, 181541

A DECREE ON SEDUCTION, New Spain, 175245

3 The Colonial Economy47

GROWING CORN/GRINDING CORN, Cherokee and Zuni Tales 50

LAWS ON SLAVE DESCENT, Virginia and Maryland, 1662-1692 53

SKILLED SLAVES IN MARYLAND, The Maryland Gazette, 1748-176355

AN INDENTURED SERVANT'S COMPLAINT, Elizabeth Sprigs, 175657

APPRENTICESHIP IN PENNSYLVANIA, List of Indentures, 1771-177359

ADVENTURE SCHOOLS, Advertisements, 1750s-1770s61

A MAINE MIDWIFE, Martha Ballard, 178564

4Women and the Law70

AN ANTENUPTIAL CONTRACT, Massachusetts, 165372

DIVORCE IN NEW ENGLAND, Connecticut, 1655-167874

A SEPARATION DECISION, Maryland, 168076

A FEME SOLE TRADER ACT, South Carolina, 174478

MALEFACTORS AND COMPLAINANTS, Massachusetts, 1675-1680 79

WIDOWS, WILLS, AND DOWER RIGHTS, Virginia, 1642, and New York, 1721-175983

WOMEN'S ESTATES, Massachusetts, 1664, and New York, 1747-175987

ACCUSATIONS AGAINST ELIZABETH MORSE, Massachusetts, 1679-168090

5Religious Experiences97

THE GHOST WIFE, (Pawnee Tale)99

A SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Anne Bradstreet, ca. 1670 101

ANNE HUTCHINSON'S TRIAL, Massachusetts Bay, 1637 105

AN EPISTLE TO QUAKER WOMEN, Lancashire Women's Meeting, 1675113

NARRATIVE OF OLD ELIZABETH, A Former Slave Recalls Her Religious Conversion of the 1770s115

"JEWISHNESS IS PUSHED ASIDE HERE", Rebecca Alexander Samuel, 1790s118

6 The Revolutionary Era120

AN ADDRESS TO GEORGE III, Phillis Wheatley, 1768123

A CAROLINA PATRIOT, Eliza Wilkinson, 1782124

A LOYALIST WIFE, Grace Galloway, 1778-1779126

DESCRIPTION OF MOLLY BRANT, MOHAWK AND LOYALIST, Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin, c. 1780129

REMEMBER THE LADIES, Abigail Adams, 1776130

THOUGHTS UPON FEMALE EDUCATION, Benjamin Rush, 1787133

EXCELLENCY IN OUR SEX, Judith Sargent Murray, 1790137

FROM CHARLOTTE TEMPLE, Susanna Haswell Rowson, 1791140

Suggestions for Further Reading141

PART 2 THE YOUNG NATION, 1800-1860145

7 The Middle Class: Domestic Lives147

MATRIMONIAL RISKS, Emma Willard, 1815149

THE DEFERENTIAL WIFE, Caroline Gilman, 1838151

SYSTEM AND ORDER, Catharine Beecher, 1841153

FIRST TO NONE, Catharine M. Sedgwick, 1828156

THE WIDOWED STATE, Sarah Connell Ayer, 1832-1833158

8 The School and the Mill166

RULES OF THE SCHOOL, Eliza Ann Mulford, 1814168

A RATIONALE FOR FEMALE EDUCATION, Emma Willard, 1819 170

A CHOCTAW MISSION SCHOOL, Miss Burnham's Report, 1824 173

REPORTS ON WESTERN SCHOOLS, Letters from Teachers, 1847 176

RULES OF THE MILL, Lowell and Lancaster, 1820-1840180

A LETTER FROM LOWELL, Harriet Farley, 1844183

A SPIRIT OF PROTEST, The Voice of Industry, 1846187

9 Western Frontiers191

A SPANISH MISSION IN CALIFORNIA, Eulalia Perez on the 1820s193

A NORWEGIAN IMMIGRANT IN WISCONSIN, Jannicke Saehle, 1847197

A MORMON CONVERT CROSSES THE PLAINS, Jean Rio Baker, 1851200

A WOMAN'S VIEW OF THE GOLD RUSH, Mary B. Ballou, 1852 205

CHEROKEE WOMEN RESIST REMOVAL, Petitions of the Women's Councils, 1817, 1818209

LIFE AMONG THE PIUTES, Sarah Winnemucca, 1883211

A WOMAN KILLS HER DAUGHTER, A Sioux Tale215

10 Mistress and Slave219

AN ALABAMA DIARY,Sarah Haynesworth Gayle, 1828, 1833 221

THE CRUEL MISTRESS, Angelina Grimké Weld, 1839224

MRS. CHESNUT'S COMPLAINT,Mary Boykin Chesnut, 1861227

A GEORGIA PLANTATION,Fanny Kemble, 1838-1839230

AN ATMOSPHERE OF LICENTIOUSNESS AND FEAR,Harriet A. Jacobs, 1861233

ROSE WILLIAMS'S STORY, Federal Writers' Project Interviews, 1941236

11 The Reform Impulse240

SEDUCED AND ABANDONED,The Advocate of Moral Reform, 1838 242

THE WATER CURE, Mary S. Gove, 1846245

O, YE DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA, AWAKE!,Maria W. Stewart, 1831 248

A LETTER TO THE LIBERATOR, Andover Female Antislavery Society, 1836249

REPLY TO THE MASSACHUSETTS CLERGY, Sarah Grimké, 1837251

DECLARATION OF SENTIMENTS, Seneca Falls Convention, 1848 253

LUCY STONE'S MARRIAGE PROTEST, Henry B. Blackwell and Lucy Stone, 1855257

SOJOURNER TRUTH SPEAKS, 1851259

Suggestions for Further Reading261

PART 3 THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY, 1860-1900265

12 Civil War and Reconstruction267

A UNION NURSE, Louisa May Alcott, 1863269

NORTHERN WOMEN ON FARMS,Mary A. Livermore, 1890273

A WARTIME MISTRESS, Louticia Jackson, 1863275

CONFRONTING DEFEAT, Eva B. Jones, 1865277

MOMENTS OF EMANCIPATION,Accounts of Former Slaves, 1865 and After281

TEACHING THE FREEDMEN,Sarah Chase and Lucy Chase, 1866-1868290

VISITS FROM THE KLAN,Harriet Hernandes Testifies, 1871294

"DEY WENT OUT LAUGHIN' FIT TO KILL",Anna Parkes on the 1870s296

A FORMER SLAVE REMEMBERS THE WAR Susie King Taylor, 1902297

13 Urban Wage Earners300

NEW YORK PROSTITUTES, William Sanger, 1858302CONTRACT BETWEEN MEE YUNG AND YUT KUM,San Francisco, 1874307

OBJECTIONS TO DOMESTIC SERVICE,Lucy Maynard Salmon, 1897308

BLACK SERVANTS IN PHILADELPHIA, Isabel Eaton, 1899311

THE OFFICE CLERK, Clara Lanza, 1891313

A LABOR ORGANIZER, Leonora Barry, 1888316

14 College Women319

MISS D. AND MISS E., Edward H. Clarke, 1873321

SEX IN EDUCATION ATTACKED,Julia Ward Howe et al., 1874324

A DEBATE OVER COEDUCATION,Olive Anderson, 1878328

A COLLEGE ROMANCE, M. Carey Thomas, 1877332AN AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AT OBERLIN,Mary Church Terrell on the 1880s335

THE MARRIAGE QUESTION,Milicent Washburn Shinn, 1895339

15 Clubs, Causes, and Reform342

A TEMPERANCE TALE, Mary Clement Leavitt, 1888344

THE WOMAN'S CLUB, Cleveland Sorosis, 1893346

THE BLACK CLUB MOVEMENT,Fannie Barrier Williams, ca. 1900348

AN INDIAN TEACHER AMONG INDIANS, Zitkala- S¨ a, 1900350

EARLY DAYS AT HULL-HOUSE, Jane Addams, 1892353

SOCIALISM DEFENDED, Florence Kelley, 1887357

A WHITE WOMAN'S FALSEHOOD, Ida B. Wells, 1894359

16 Woman Suffrage/Women's Rights363

THE JOYS OF ACTIVISM, Julia Ward Howe, 1899365

POLITICAL LESSONS, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony on the 1860s368

WE ARE ALL BOUND UP TOGETHER,Frances Ellen Harper, 1866370

SUSAN B. ANTHONY ON TRIAL (1873)373

WORKING WOMEN DEBATE WOMAN SUFFRAGE,The Shoemakers of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1874375

LOSING THE WEST, The South Dakota Campaign of 1890378

AN "ANTI" SPEAKS OUT, Amelia Barr, 1896380

17 New Women/ New Century383

THE ILLS OF THE HOME, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1903384

CITY HOUSEKEEPING, Jane Addams, 1906387

A VOICE FROM THE SOUTH, Anna J. Cooper, 1892388

"THIS IS THE SOUTH'S IDEA OF JUSTICE",An Alabama Woman, 1902390

IMMIGRANT WOMEN AND THEIR JOBS,Caroline Manning on the Early 1900s392

A SWEATSHOP GIRL'S STORY, Sadie Frowne, 1902394

Suggestions for Further Reading400