What was life like for women in the American colonies? Did colonial woman lead the sober, cheerless lives of hardship often portrayed by later generations? Professor Holliday classic study, drawn from a wide range of sources, suggests otherwise. Dispelling images of the lives of colonial women as endless gloom and suffering, accompanied by fear of pleasure, and repression of normal emotions, Holiday shows that colonial women knew love and passion, felt longing and aspiration, used the heart and the brain, and often led rich, fulfilling lives.
Author: Carl Holliday