Introduction A "disobedient, clamorous" wife : the problem of wifely submission "A trifling sum" : economic support and consumer spending in New England marriages "The duties of a wife" : the meaning of women's work "The wicked agency of others" : community involvement and marital discord "Having confidence in her own abilities" : coping with estrangement "Free and clear from all claims" : divorce and the contradictory nature of women's status Afterword: Settling "all matters of dispute" : marital conflict, negotiation, and compromise.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-162) and index.
STA KF510 .S54 2005
KF510 .S54 2005
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