The JuntoCast, Episode 10: Gender in Early America

The JuntoCastAfter a brief hiatus, “The JuntoCast” returns with its tenth episode, this time covering gender in early America.

Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Sara Damiano discuss how female gender roles changed from the colonial period through the American Revolution, as well as the ways in which gender historians approach archival sources and approaches to teaching gender history.

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Further Reading

Allgor, Catherine. Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2000.

Berkin, Carol. First Generations: Women in Colonial America. New York: Hill and Wang, 1996.

––––––. Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence. New York: Knopf, 2005.

Bloch, Ruth H. Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

Boydston, Jeanne. Home and Work: Housework, Wages, and the Ideology of Labor in the Early Republic. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Brown, Kathleen. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarch: Gender, Race and Power in Colonial Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Clark, Emily. Masterless Mistresses: The New Orleans Ursulines and the Development of a New World Society, 1727-1834. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

––––––. The Strange History of the American Quadroon: Free Women of Color in the Revolutionary Atlantic World. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.

Conger, Vivian Bruce. The Widows’ Might Widowhood and Gender in Early British America. New York: New York University Press, 2009. 

Cott, Nancy F. The Bonds of Womanhood: “Woman’s Sphere” in New England, 1780-1835. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977.

Crane, Elaine Forman. Ebb Tide in New England: Women, Seaports, and Social Change, 1630-1800. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998.

––––––. Witches, Wife Beaters, and Whores: Common Law and Common Folk in Early America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011.

Fatherly, Sarah. Gentlewomen and Learned Ladies: Women and Elite Formation in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2012.

Godbeer, Richard. The Overflowing of Friendship: Love between Men and the Creation of the American Republic. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

Hartigan-O’Connor, Ellen. The Ties That Buy: Women and Commerce in Revolutionary America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.

Haulman, Kate. The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

Kamensky, Jane. Governing the Tongue The Politics of Speech in Early New England. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Kelley, Mary. Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life in America’s Republic. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

Kerber, Linda K. Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1980.

Klepp, Susan E. Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility, and Family Limitation in America, 1760-1820. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Lyons, Clare A. Sex among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730-1830. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

McMahon, Lucia. Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012.

Morgan, Jennifer L. Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

Norton, Mary Beth. Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1996.

––––––. Liberty’s Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800. Boston: Little, Brown, 1980.

––––––. Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011.

Perdue, Theda. Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998.

Reis, Elizabeth. Damned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997.

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.

––––––. A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812. New York: Vintage, 1990.

Wulf, Karin. Not All Wives: Women of Colonial Philadelphia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2000.

Zagarri, Rosemarie. Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

 

2 comments on “The JuntoCast, Episode 10: Gender in Early America

  1. Rosemarie Zagarri says:

    The podcast provides a superb synthesis of the existing literature on women and gender in early America. It should be “required listening” for doctoral students preparing for orals. However, I would add two important works that weren’t mentioned: Jean Boydston’s HOME AND WORK and Susan Klepp’s REVOLUTIONARY CONCEPTIONS.

  2. mattcrow says:

    Ruth Bloch, Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800

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