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Good Wives

By: Laurel Thatcher Thatcher Ulrich
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
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This enthralling work of scholarship strips away abstractions to reveal the hidden - and not always stoic - face of the "goodwives" of colonial America. In this book, we encounter the awesome burdens - and the considerable power - of a New England housewife's domestic life and witness her occasional forays into the world of men. We see her borrowing from her neighbors, loving her husband, raising - and, all too often, mourning - her children, and even attaining fame as a heroine of frontier conflicts or notoriety as a murderess. Painstakingly researched, lively with scandal and homely detail, Good Wives is history at its best.

©1980, 1982 Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (P)2020 Tantor
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  • Categories: History

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Learn to pronounce local place names!

Excellently written, solidly researched. The only reason I didn’t give five stars overall was the truly awful inability of the narrator to pronounce New England place names. I lost count at 12 egregious errors; made the book hard to listen to if you’re actually from around here. How hard would it have been to look those up?

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