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Bernard Bailyn, Director


Recent Work on Gender in the Early Modern World compiled for the Workshop in 2000


This listing is intended only as a starting point. It concentrates on work published from 1995- 2000 and on the period 1500-1800.

Karen Anderson. Chain Her by One Foot: The Subjugation of Native Women in Seventeenth-Century New France. , Routledge, 1993.

Hilary Beckles. Centering Women: Gender Relations in Caribbean Slave Society. Markus Wiener, 1998.

Carol Berkin and Leslie Horowitz, eds. Women's Voices, Women's Lives: Documents in Early American History. Northeastern University Press, 1998.

Catherine A. Berkus, Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740-1845. University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Georgina Dopico Black. Perfect Wives, Other Women: Adultery and Inquisition in Early Modern Spain. Duke University Press, 2001.

Mark Breitenberg. Anxious Maxculinity in Early Modern England, Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Kathleen Brown. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia. University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Bruce Burgett. Sentimental Bodies: Sex, Gender, and Citizenship in the Early Republic. Princeton University Press, 1998.

Kathryn Burns. Colonial Habits: Convents and the Spiritual Economy of Cuzco, Peru. Duke University Press, 1999.

Philip Carter. Men and the Emergence of Polite Society, Britain, 1660-1800. Longman, 2000.

Sandra Cavallo and Lyndan Warner, eds. Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Addison-Wesley, 1999.

Francisco Javier Cevallos-Candau and Jeffrey A. Cole, eds. Coded Encounters: Writing, Gender, and Ethnicity in Colonial Latin America. University of Massachusetts Press, 1994.

Julia Ann Clancy-Smith and Frances Gouda, eds. Domesticating the Empire: Race,Gender, and Family Life in French and Dutch Colonialism. University Press of Virginia, 1998.

Catherine Clinton and Michele Gillespie, eds. The Devil'sLane: Sex and Race in the Early South. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Michele Cohen. Fashioning Masculinity: National Identity and Language in the Eighteenth Century. Routledge, 1996.

Elaine Forman Crane. Ebb Tide in New England: Women, Seaports, and Social Change, 1630-1800. Northeastern University Press, 1998.

Patricia M. Crawford and Laura Gowing, eds. Women's Worlds in Seventeenth-Century England: A Sourcebook. Routledge, 1999.

Christine Daniels and Michael V. Kennedy, eds. Over the Threshold: Intimate Violence in Early America. Routledge, 1999.

Natalie Zemon Davis. Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth-Century Lives. Harvard University Press, 1995.

Cornelia Hughes Dayton. Women before the Bar: Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789. University of North Carolina Press, 1995.

Susan E. Dinan and Debra Meyers, eds. Gender and Religion in Old and New Worlds. Routledge, 2001.

Jane M. Eastman, Christopher B. Rodning, and Jerald T. Milanich, eds. Archaeological Studies of Gender in the Southeastern United States. University Press of Florida, 2001.

Rebecca Blevins Faery. Cartographies of Desire: Captivity, Race, and Sex in the Shaping of an American Nation. University of Oklahoma Press, 1999.

Frank Felsenstein, ed. English Trader, Indian Maid: Representing Gender, Race, and Slavery in the New World: An Inkle and Yarico Reader. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Anthony Fletcher. Gender, Sex, and Subordination in England; 1500-1800. Yale University Press, 1999.

Aaron Fogleman. Hopeful Journeys: German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America, 1717-1775. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.

Elizabeth Foyster. Manhood in Early Modern England: Honour, Sex. and Marriage. Longman, 1999.

David Barry Gaspar and Darlene Clark Hine, eds. More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas. Indiana University Press, 1996.

Mary E, Giles, ed. Women in the Inquisition: Spain and the New World. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.

Lom Glover. All Our Relations: Blood Ties and Emotional Bonds among the Early Carolina Gentry. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

Dominique Godineau. The Women of Paris and Their French Revolution. University of California Press, 1998.

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall. Databases for the Study of Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy, 1699-1860. CD-ROM. Louisiana State University Press, 2000.

Kim F. Hall. Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England. Cornell University Press, 1996.

Julie Hannam, et al. British Women's History: A Bibliographical Guide. Manchester University Press, 1996.

Julie Hardwick. The Practice of Patriarchy: Gender and the Politics of Household Authority in Early Modern France. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998.

Tony Henderson. Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century London: Prostitution and Control in the Metropolis, 1730-1830. Longman, 1999.

Kathleen J. Higgins. "Licentious Liberty" in a Brazilian Gold-Mining Region: Slavery, Gender, and Social Control in Eighteenth-Century Sabara, Minas Gerais. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999.

Tim Hitchcock and Michele Cohen, eds. English Masculinities, 1660-1800. Longman, 1999.

OIwen H. Hufton. The Prospect Before Her: A History of Women in Western Europe, 1500-1800. Vintage Books, 1998 (rpt. ed.). ,

Lynette Hunter and Sarah Hutton, eds. Women, Science, and Medicine, 1500-1700: Mothers and Sisters of the Royal Society. Sutton Publishing, 1997.

Kristine Ibsen. Women's Spiritual Autobiography in Colonial Spanish America. University Press of Florida, 1999.

Anya Jabour. Marriage in the Early Republic: Elizabeth and William Wirt and the Companionate Ideal. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. I

Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas, and Sabine Lang, eds. Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality. University of Illinois Press, 1997.

Lyman L. Johnson and Sonya Lipsett-Rivera, eds. The Faces of Honor: Sex, Shame and Violence in Colonial Latin America. University of New Mexico Press, 1998.

Carol F. Karlsen. The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England. W. W. Norton, 1998.

Cynthia A. Kierner. Beyond the Household: Women's Place in the Early South, 1700- 1835. Cornell University Press, 1998.

Michael Kimmel. Manhood in America: A Cultural History. Free Press, 1995.

Elizabeth Kuznesof.' Household Economy and Urban Development: Sao Paulo, 1765 to 1836. Westview Press, 1986.

Sabine Lang. Men as Women, Women as Men: Changing Gender in Native American Cultures. University of Texas Press, 1998.

Rebecca Larson. Daughters of Light: Quaker Women Preaching and Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1700-1775. Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.

Christine Levenduski. Peculiar Power: A Quaker Woman Preacher in Eighteenth- Century America. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996.

Joan Pong Linton. The Romance of the New World: Gender and the Literary Formations of English Colonialism. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Jodi Mikalachki. The Legacy of Boadicea: Gender and Nation in Early Modern England. Routledge, 1998.

Naomi J. Miller and Naomi Yavneh, eds. Maternal Measures: Figuring Caregiving in the Early Modern Period. Ashgate, 2000.

Mary Beth Norton. Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society. Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.

Theda Perdue. Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835. University of Nebraska Press, 1999.

Ann Marie Plane. Colonial Intimacies: Indian Marriage in Early New England. Cornell University Press, 2000.

Anne Lake Prescott and Betty Travitsky, eds. Female and Male Voices in Early Modern England. Columbia University Press, 2000.

Elizabeth Reis. Damned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England. Cornell University Press, 1999.

Michael Roberts and Simone Clarke, eds. Women and Gender in Early Modern Wales. University of Wales Press, 2000.

Will Roscoe, ed. Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America. Palgrave, 2000.

Deborah A. Rosen. Courts and Commerce: Gender, Law, and the Market Economy in Colonial New York. Ohio State University, 1997.

Maggie Montesinos Sale. The Slumbering Volcano: American Slave Ship Revolts and the Production of Rebellious Masculinity. Duke University Press, 1997.

Magdalena S. Sanchez. The Empress, the Queen, and the Nun: Women and Power at the Court of Philip III of Spain. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.

Susan Schroeder, Stephanie Wood, and Robert Haskett, eds. Indian Women of Early Mexico. University of Oklahoma Press, 1999.

Irene Silverblatt. Moon, Sun, and Witches: Gender Ideologies and Class in Inca and Colonial Peru. Princeton University Press, 1987.

Merril D. Smith, ed. Sex and Sexuality in the Early America. New York University Press, 1998.

Susan Migden Socolow. The Women of Colonial Latin America. Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Margaret R. Sommerville. Sex and Subjection: Attitudes to Women in Early Modern Society. Edward Arnold, 1998.

Linda Sturtz. Within Her Power: Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia. Routledge, 2001.

Charlotte Sussman. Consuming Anxieties: Consumer Protest, Gender, and British Slavery, 1713-1833. Stanford University Press, 2000.

Paula A. Treckel. To Comfort the Heart: Women in Seventeenth-Century America. Twayne, 1996.

Elisa Sampson Vera Tudela. Colonial Angels: Narratives of Gender and Spirituality in I Mexico, 1580-1750. University of Texas Press, 2000.

Ann Twinam. Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish America. Stanford University Press, 2001.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750. Alfred A. Knopf, 1982.

______A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812. I Vintage (pb), 1991.

Sylvia Van Kirk. Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur-Trade Society, 1670-1870. University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.

Gustavo Verdesio. Forgotten Conquests: Rereading New World History from the Margins. Temple University Press, 2001.

Rachel Judith Weil. Political Passions: Gender, the Family, and Political Argument in England, 1680-1714. Manchester University Press, 2000.

Marilyn J. Westerkamp. Women and Religion in Early America, 1600-1850: The Puritan and Evangelical Traditions. Routledge, 1999.

Merry E. Wiesner. Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice. Routledge, 2000.

_____Church and State in Early Modern Germany: Essays. Addison-Wesley, 1998.

____ ed.. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge University Press, . 2000 (2d ed.).

Lisa Wilson. Ye Heart of a Man: The Domestic Life of Men in Colonial New England. Yale University Press, 1999.

Betty Wood. Gender, Race, and Rank in a Revolutionary Age: The Georgia Lowcountry, 1750-1820. University of Georgia Press, 2000.

Karin A. Wulf. Not All Wives: Women of Colonial Philadelphia. Cornell University Press, 2000.

Heide Wunder and Thomas Dunlap. He Is the Sun, She Is the Moon. Harvard University Press, 1998.


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