Founding mothers & fathers : gendered power and the forming of American society / Mary Beth Norton

Author(s): Norton, Mary Beth
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Subjects: Sex role--United States--History--17th century
Families--United States--History--17th century
United States--Social conditions--To 1865
United States--Politics and government--To 1775
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1996
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: x, 496 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
Sect. I. Gendered Power in the Family
Prologue: The Government of Familyes 27
Ch. 1. The First Society 57
Ch. 2. A Little Monarchy 96
Ch. 3. Free in Liberty 138
Sect. II. Gendered Power in the Community
Prologue: Searchers Againe Assembled 183
Ch. 4. Communities of Men, Communities of Women 203
Ch. 5. Amongst the Neighbors 240
Sect. III. Gendered Power in the State
Prologue: His Lordship's Attorney 281
Ch. 6. Fathers and Magistrates, Authority and Consent 293
Ch. 7. Marvelous Wickedness 323
Ch. 8. Husband, Preacher, Magistrate 359
Conclusion 401
Author's Note 407
Appendix: Data and Methodology 409
Abbreviations Used in the Notes 411
Notes 413
Index 479
Alternate Titles: Founding mothers and fathers
Notes: LCCN: 95043791
ISBN: 0679429654
"A portion of chapter five was originally published as Gender and defamation in seventeenth-century Maryland in William & Mary quarterly, January 1987"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [413]-477) and index
OCLC Number: 33335285
ISBN/ISSN: 0679429654