Good Wives

Where's this book been?
by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich | History |
ISBN: 9780679732570 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 12/9/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, December 9, 2022
I got this book at a local thrift shop, for another release copy. It's subtitled "Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750".

Very interesting history/biography about daily life and societal issues in colonial New England. There are a LOT of quotes from old letters, journals, and other papers, many of them surprisingly detailed and personal, and revealing things that never got into the textbooks {wry grin}. Overall the book's a bit dry, but there are so many delightful [and, sometimes, appalling] peeks into the goings-on of three hundred years ago that it's worth coping with the sometimes-repetitive framework. [Among the little gems: a letter from a son to his mother, complaining about the state of his clothes and asking her to wash the socks he's sending home; sounds just like a modern-day college student, except that nowadays it'd probably be email instead of quill and paper!]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at -- Somewhere In Boston <3 in Boston, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Released 4 mos ago (6/1/2023 UTC) at -- Somewhere In Boston <3 in Boston, Massachusetts USA


I plan to leave this book on a bench somewhere near the Commonwealth Museum on Morrissey Blvd, while on my way to a tour of the documents there. Hope someone enjoys the book!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

** Released for the 2023 June Brides challenge. **

** Released for the 2023 Allergic to A challenge. **

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