To Be Useful to the World: Women in Revolutionary America, 1740-1790

TitleTo Be Useful to the World: Women in Revolutionary America, 1740-1790
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsGundersen, Joan R.
Number of Pages273
PublisherTwayne Publishers
CityNew York
Abstract

Gundersen's analysis benefits from two decades of scholarly research into the lives of colonial women. Her vivid account synthesizes the work of her colleagues and brings an essential multicultural perspective to the discussion. She examines the lives of African women brought as slaves to the colonies and their American-born descendants, as well as of Native American women. Gundersen also extends the parameters of her study to include the decades that bracketed the Revolution, framing her argument around three generations of women in three households. To be

Short TitleTo Be Useful to the World
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