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Buried Alive? Fear of Failure in Antebellum America
In the spring of 1855, Ferdinand J. Crossman, a farmer in South Sutton, Massachusetts, was at work in the woods felling trees. That evening Crossman recorded in his diary that a neighbor, John Morse,Expand
Women and reform in a New England community, 1815-1860
Interpretations of women in the antebellum period have long dwelt upon the notion of public versus private gender spheres. As part of the ongoing reevaluation of the prehistory of the women'sExpand
Ebb Tide in New England: Women, Seaports, and Social Change, 1630-1800 / Women and Reform in a New England Community, 1815-1860
Ebb Tide in New England: Women, Seaports, and Social Change, 16301800. By Elaine Forman Crane. (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998. Pp. x, 333. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $17.95.) Women andExpand
Assessing Gender : Taxation and the Evaluation of Economic Viability in Late Colonial
IN 1775 ISAAC BRISTOL, THE CONSTABLE of Philadelphia's North Ward, made a careful list of all the information he needed to complete an official survey of household heads and other occupants. ThisExpand
Unraveling the Social Code?
In Bowing to Necessities: A History of Manners in America, 1620-1860, C. Dallett Hemphill proposes that a study of manners, defined as "the rule-bound and symbolic behaviors that we perform in theExpand