A gravestone in northern New England proclaims that a woman was "Eminent for Holiness...Prudence, Sincerity...Meakness...Weanedness From ye World...Publick-Spiritedness ...Faithfulness & Charity."
"A major addition to our historical understanding of women in colonial New England...a path-breaking depiction of wives and mothers." -- Kathryn Kish Sklar, S.U.N.Y., Binghamton
I am a senior in college majoring in history and I just finished writing a paper about this book for a college class, and after reading the other reviews for it here I feel I... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004 by Steve
I am very interested in finding out about colonial American women. This book didn't disappoint as far as facts. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2004 by Susan Simpson
This was fabulous! The author clearly does NOT hate Puritans. She is objective, insightful. It's a treasure!Published on June 5 2003 by "genealogyandhistory"
Ulrich succeeds in bringing to life the obscure and the mundane in a manner that intrigues and entertains. Read morePublished on June 16 2002 by T. Mazerolle
I was required to read this book in college. To note that I kept it, and have re-read it many times tells you what a service Ulrich has done with this material. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 1999 by Dawn Rouse