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Cultural and political events during these centuries increased attention to women's issues such as education reform, and by the end of the … (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Women played an integral role in the development of colonial America, despite having few legal rights. © 1989 Society for French Historical Studies Phillis Wheatley, an African-American slave, examined slavery and British imperialism in her poetry, and became a notable figure among abolitionists in America and abroad.

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/Font 75 0 R /ProcSet [ /PDF /Text ] However, later examinations of this concept took a more critical approach. Cahiers du dix-septième: An Interdisciplinary Journal XI, 1 (2006) 137–145. Most of the literature of the time showed them in those few roles, with very few breaking out of the roles due to extraordinary circumstances. In a recent article, Michelle Perrot discusses, in the context of historical studies, both the influence of adding women to the picture, and the fundamental changes this necessitates. From when she was 50 (1785) until her death in 1812, Martha Ballard kept a diary that recorded her work and domestic life in Hallowell on the Kennebec River, District of Maine. The rise in consumerism allowed the gentry to place a greater emphasis on changing fashion and "display," further distancing them from the middleclass. In the Approaches to Teaching volume that I edited with Kate Jensen, contributors discussed the quarrel, the economy in the text, masculinity, the relationship between mothers and daughters, and geography, to cite only a few examples. << /Font 111 0 R

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<< With the translation of many of these texts, seventeenth-century France becomes an object of research outside French departments, increasing our own opportunities to teach, as well as enrollments in our own classes, and we all know how important enrollments are these days. Hufton examines several themes, including the question of continuity and change in women’s lives. 1Daniel Milo, “Les Classiques scolaires,” in Les Lieux de mémoire, ed.

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Women finally appeared on stage in England in the seventeenth century. WOMEN IN THE 16TH, 17TH, AND 18TH CENTURIES: INTRODUCTIONWomen in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries were challenged with expressing themselves in a patriarchal system that generally refused to grant merit to women's views. Cotton Mather, a minister of Boston’s North Church (not to be confused with the later Anglican North Church associated with Paul Revere), was a prolific publisher of pamphlets, including some that expressed his belief in witchcraft. /Rotate 0 Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. /ExtGState 89 0 R Biblical Period /ExtGState 132 0 R /MediaBox [ 0 0 420 595 ] Echoing many of his compatriots of recent years, Milo laments the transmission of French literary history in the United States. /Type /Page

Corneille, Racine, Molière are simply vague names, or are completely unknown. Such developments have been possible in large measure because we’re not in France.

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The experiences of women during the colonial era varied greatly from colony to colony and among different ethnic groups. In contrast to male workers, female workers saw their ability to practice certain trades curtailed and their capabilities were often seen as inferior to those of men. An important review essay that takes to task the idea of a medieval “golden age” when women flourished in the workplace, followed by a retrenchment.

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These businesswomen included widows of quite substantial means, independent married women, and a few single women.

But we also run the risk of not being taken seriously or of being misunderstood or even rejected altogether because what we are offering is often a new concept of a canonical period that is fundamental to any conception of French cultural identity.

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endobj Families tended to be large, and childbearing could be dangerous prior to advancements in medicine and health care. In his article on “Les Classiques scolaires” for Les Lieux de mémoire, Daniel Milo analyzes how the French classics, many of which of course emanate from our period, came to be constituted. /Resources << The essays in Hanawalt 1986 embrace Clark’s notion of a “golden age” for women’s work, tracing the ways women’s work became less remunerative in the Early Modern era. In addition to religious material, women of this period often expressed themselves through the ostensibly private forms of letters and autobiographies. /Resources << Is this irresponsible teaching, to return to Milo? /Contents 109 0 R endobj

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Honeyman and Goodman 1991 reveals how men supported women’s marginalization as a means to prop up their own labor status.

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In her 2008 work Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, Merry Wiesner notes that “the gender of the worker, not the work itself or its location, marked the difference between what were considered domestic tasks and what was considered production” (p. 104); we can add, the conditions of work and pay hinged upon gendered definitions. >> Catherine continued to rule in an unconventional, independent manner, withdrawing from the men who made her ascension possible and remaining unmarried to ensure her power.

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The draconian limits on women's legal rights were a response to the threat independent women posed to the existing patriarchy.

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The century closed with the deaths of visionaries such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Catherine the Great, and the births of a new breed of female writers and scholars. Agren, Maria, ed. >> Though modern feminism was nonexistent, many women expressed themselves and exposed the conditions that they faced, albeit often indirectly, using a variety of subversive and creative methods. /ExtGState 41 0 R /Rotate 0 2 0 obj