Growing up Female and Puritan Bibliography


Query From Kathleen W. Jones kjwj@vt.edu 23 Mar 1998

Here's hoping list members can, once again, help out with bibliography. I am looking for suggestions for (undergraduate appropriate) readings about growing up female in Puritan New England or 17th-18th century England. This is for an independent study student interested in the young women of Salem who participated in the witch accusations and trials. Thanks.

Responses:

Berkin, Carol _First Generations: Women in Colonial America_ (New York, 1996).

Demos, John _A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony_(1970)

Karlsen, Carol F. _The Devil in the Shape of a Woman_(NY: Norton, 1987; reprint:Vintage Books, 1989)

Morgan, Edmund _The Puritan Family:Religion and Domestic Relations in Seventeenth-Century New England_(1966)

Norton, Mary Beth _Founding Mothers and Fathers_

Reis, Elizabeth _Damned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England_(Ithaca: Cornell U Press, 1997)

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher _Good Wives_