The Needle's Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution

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Among the enduring stereotypes of early American history has been the colonial Goodwife, perpetually spinning, sewing, darning, and quilting, answering all of her family's textile needs. But the Goodwife of popular historical imagination obscures as much as she reveals; the icon appears to explain early American women's labor history while at the same time allowing it to go unexplained. Tensions of class and gender recede, and the largest artisanal trade open to early American women is obscured in the guise of domesticity. ...

The Needle's Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution 2006, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558495456

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The Needle's Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution 2006, University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN-13: 9781558495449

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