Woman's Life in Colonial Days

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Woman's Life in Colonial Days by Carl Holliday

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1922

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Instances of the Social Evil in New England--Less Shame among Colonial Men.

XIV. Violent Speech and Action--Rebellious Speech against the Church--Amazonian Wives--Citations from Court Records--Punishment for Slander.

CHAPTER VII

--COLONIAL WOMAN AND THE INITIATIVE

I. Religious Initiative--Anne Hutchinson's Use of Brains--Bravery of Quaker Women--Perseverance of Mary Dyer--Martyrdom of Quakers.

II. Commercial Initiative--Dabbling in State Affairs--Women as Merchants--Mrs. Franklin in Business--Pay for Women Teachers--Women as Plantation Managers--Example of Eliza Pinckney--Her Busy Day--Martha Washington as Manager.

III. Woman's Legal Powers--Right to Own and Will Property--John Todd's Will--A Church Attempts to Cheat a Woman--Astonishing Career of Margaret Brent--Women Fortify Boston Neck--Tompson's Satire on it--Feminine Initiative at Nantucket.

IV. Patriotic Initiative and Courage--Evidence from Let

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