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Woman's Life in Colonial Days ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Woman's Life in Colonial Days Author Carl Holliday – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk What was life like for women in the American colonies Did colonial women lead the sober cheerless lives of hardship often portrayed by later generations Professor Holliday's classic study drawn from a in Colonial ePUB ☆ What was life like for women in the American colonies Did colonial women lead the sober cheerless lives of hardship often portrayed by later generations Professor Holliday's classic study drawn from a wide range of sources suggests otherwise Dispelling images of the lives of colonial woman as endless gloom and suffering accompanied by fear of pleasure and repression of normal emotions Holliday shows that colonial women knew love and passion felt longing and aspiration Woman's Life eBook ´ used the heart and the brain and often led rich fulfilling livesStudying letters diaries and contemporary accounts Holliday finds that the women of the New England and Southern colonies often were well educated politically astute charming hostesses under the most adverse circumstances and capable of managing their husbands' business when necessary Life as a colonial woman was difficult however in the best of circumstances and this fascinating glimpse of the day to day lives and Life in Colonial PDF/EPUB é activities of colonial women reveals the hardships they endured regardless of social station The rigors of childbirth the death of children the ravages of war accidents and disease and the sheer physical strain of colonial life weighed upon all womenAlthough their lives often were harsh and always were filled with hard work colonial women sustained a variety of interests common to many modern women domestic skills religion education marriage children personal adornment and social life These topics and many are thoroughly examined in this charmingly thoughtfully written and well documented account that pays tribute to the courage faith and endurance of American women in colonial days.


10 thoughts on “Woman's Life in Colonial Days

  1. Kate Kate says:

    I bought this book some time ago and when I picked it up again recently I cringed The text was first published in 1922 and so much research has been conducted since then that this book had to be hopelessly out of date However when I delved into it I soon realized why I bought it in the first place The text is chock full of primary source uotes from letters and journals These materials only get better with age There is so much original material that the reader can form her own or his own conclusions So this is a great and relatively easy to read source covering topics such as religion clothing and social life


  2. Susan Howson Susan Howson says:

    First this kind of book functions as two sorts of histories A 1922 dude’s adorably condescending view of women and some really nasty stuff about black humans being subhuman plus actual research and fascinating uotes from the 17th and 18th centuries It probably should make me despair but it doesn’t It makes me hopeful We’ve come a long way And it’s also useful to understand the prevailing logic of our grandparents’ time so as the better to understand Second it’s a surprisingly fun read Although mostly for history nerds I wanted “this is the daily life of a working woman” but it’s really about literate famous ones Although as Carl says there’s precious little surviving to tell us about the former


  3. jen jen says:

    I just spent my Sunday reading this book now uestioning what my life has become Ok first this book made me want to chuck it violently across the room multiple times but it’s a book so I shall do no such thing I only picked this up because I really am fascinated by colonial New England My ancestor came over in the 1630s actually he was stolen as a boy in England near the port tossed on a ship and forced to work to pay off his trip over the ocean for two years in America It was first written in 1922 or something of those likes so I can’t hate on some of the opinions because times have changed peeps Sometimes I felt as though the author was along the lines of “see those weak and well behaved oh gosh but not all the time women’s didn’t have it all so bad They had a say Romance was alive and well in colonial times I promise you Just ask Patsy” Ok he didn’t uite say that and in some odd way at times I did feel like he was maybe saying women should have had it better because they should have It is by no means the authors fault how things were done back in the day But it is no less upsetting at times But I can’t say I was expecting them to have it good and nor should anyone who has taken a proper history class I suppose There was a lot of really great info in this book though Tons of interesting facts yet I think I was hoping for ? But the author was racist AF and it’s a little A LOT disgusting Not cool Carl


  4. Leah Cossette Leah Cossette says:

    Informative but not terribly well organized There is a vast difference between the lives of Puritan women right off the Mayflower a Dutch New Yorker during the Seven Years War and a late eighteenth century Southern plantation bride I appreciate that Holliday wanted to be thorough but he might have been served better if he had divided his information by era Though the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries may not seem that different from a modern perspective when you're discussing the nitty gritty details of marital life religion and initiative the differences are very sharp indeed Again this book is very informative but the layout is muddled Also for what it's worth this book was written in 1922 and therefore peppered with era appropriate sexism and racism And though slaves and Native Americans are mentioned there is no discussion of what their lives might be like None of that is unexpected in a book from it's time but there it is Expect it If you're looking for a good book about Revolution era women I'd recommend Revolutionary Mothers Women in the Struggle for America's Independence Still looking for a good book about Colonial women


  5. Erika Erika says:

    Partway through the book I looked at the copyright date which explained the sexism and utter racism of the book The book was published in 1922 so it was uite dated and included a lot of opinions I was hoping for details about daily life for women in colonial days but it was about overarching themes in colonial life I enjoyed the letters and journal entries


  6. Donna Donna says:

    I stopped reading this book at page 134 when I thought I was going to die of boredom This was written in 1922 which I didn't realize when I got the book so the non fiction writing style is antiuated and not very well written or entertaining The author includes way too many uotes from direct sources like journals and letters Some uotes are informative and interesting but too many and you feel like you're reading a badly written research paper He makes many uestionable assumptions and presents them as fact which he wouldn't be able to get away with very easily today and he meanders off topic often There is some interesting information here but it's too bad that it's presented in the way that it is


  7. p roper p roper says:

    I started and finished several books while reading this one but not because this is hard to read or dull; rather it is mine and the others read were borrowed from friends or the library I wanted to read this mostly for information about how women lived during colonial days and I was not disappointed; I learned uite a lot However I also learned something of how women were thought of during the early 1900's as well due to the book being a reprint of the original published in 1922Basically a good easy to read book with lots of information about women in the 17th and 18th centuries


  8. Noel Noel says:

    I came back to this one as I'd really like to read through some of my lingering non fiction books For some reason this one is just not an entertaining read I'm not sure if it's disjointed or just not presented in a way that flows same thing LOL but in any case it does have many interesting facts Just wish it had been presented in a readable format


  9. Noel Noel says:

    I came back to this one as I'd really like to read through some of my lingering non fiction books For some reason this one is just not an entertaining read I'm not sure if it's disjointed or just not presented in a way that flows same thing LOL but in any case it does have many interesting facts Just wish it had been presented in a readable format


  10. Kristen Kristen says:

    Plenty of useful information but very hard to wade through due to writing style and probably year of original publication At times the author gives them impression of appreciating about colonial women than the women of his own time Personally I think it would be enjoyable to read primary sources from the women themselves than a collection of uotes analyzed many years later


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