A Colonial Woman's Bookshelf

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Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 216 pages
Despite major advances in women's history, literary history, and the history of the book, the intellectual life of women in colonial America has been a largely neglected area of scholarship. Kevin J. Hayes draws upon an impressive array of primary materials to describe in detail the kinds of books these women read and the reasons why they read them.
 

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Contents

Reading Women
1
Devotional Books
28
Conduct Books
58
Housewifery Physick Midwifery
80
Facts and Fictions
101
Science Books
123
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Kevin J. Hayes is associate professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma.

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