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Citizen Bachelors
Manhood and the Creation of the United States
John Gilbert Mccurdy
In 1755 Benjamin Franklin observed "a man without a wife is but half a man" and since then historians have taken Franklin at his word. In Citizen Bachelors, John Gilbert McCurdy demonstrates that Franklin's comment was only one side of a much larger...



Civilized Women
Gender and Prestige in Southeastern Liberia
Mary H. Moran
Civilized Women is concerned with the intersection of cultural constructions of gender and other systems of ranking among the Glebo people of Cape Palmas, in southeastern Liberia.



Claiming the Pen
Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South
Catherine Kerrison
The first intellectual history of early southern women, situating their reading and writing within the literary culture of the wider Anglo-Atlantic world.



Colonial Intimacies
Indian Marriage in Early New England
Ann Marie Plane
In 1668 Sarah Ahhaton, a married Native American woman of the Massachusetts Bay town of Punkapoag, confessed in an English court to having committed adultery. For this crime she was tried, found guilty, and publicly whipped and shamed; she contritely...



A Company of One
Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment
Carrie M. Lane
Surveying the new culture of corporate employment and unemployment.



Consent
Sexual Rights and the Transformation of American Liberalism
Pamela Susan Haag
Whom, over the past two centuries, has society construed as sexual "victims"? Where and when did the notion of consent—so crucial for law and politics today—emerge? In this brilliantly insightful work, Pamela Susan Haag traces the evolution of public...



Constructive Feminism
Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City
Daphne Spain
In Constructive Feminism, Daphne Spain examines the deliberate and unintended spatial consequences of feminism's second wave, a social movement dedicated to reconfiguring power relations between women and men.



The Consuming Temple
Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880–1940
Paul Lerner
Paul Lerner explores German anxieties about the department store and the widespread belief that they posed hidden dangers both to the individuals and to the nation as a whole.






Convents and Nuns in Eighteenth-Century French Politics and Culture
Mita Choudhury
Representations of convents and nuns assumed power and urgency within the volatile political culture of eighteenth-century France. Drawing from a range of literary, cultural, and legal material, Mita Choudhury analyzes how, between 1730 and 1789...



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