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by Carl Holliday

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Author:
Carl Holliday
ISBN13:
978-1558888326
ISBN:
1558888322
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Publisher:
Omnigraphics Inc (January 1, 1990)
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New Age & Spirituality
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1202 kb
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4.9
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The book compares their lives to the life of modern women, at least those modern women who lived in the 1920s. Studying letters, diaries and other sources the book gets into marriages, everyday life, social problems, religion, education, home life.

The book compares their lives to the life of modern women, at least those modern women who lived in the 1920s. Sometimes rough, always hard, but also full of hope and passion, the book opens the door to the lives of such great women as Dolly Madison, Martha Washington, and Eliza Pinckney, along with the thousands of women who lived in Boston, Charleston, Philadelphia, and New York. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

Woman's life in colonial days. Corner house publishers. Inherited Nervousness. IV. Woman's Day of Rest. V. Religion and Woman's Foibles. Williamstown, massachusetts. VI. Woman's Comfort in Religion. VII. Female Rebellion.

Life as a colonial woman was difficult, however, in the best of circumstances, and this fascinating glimpse of the day-to-day lives and activities of colonial women reveals the hardships they endured, regardless of social station

Life as a colonial woman was difficult, however, in the best of circumstances, and this fascinating glimpse of the day-to-day lives and 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 women

Professor of English. San Jose State College, California

Professor of English. San Jose State College, California. It is hoped that this book will go far toward clearing the mind of the reader of such misconceptions, by showing that woman in colonial days knew love and passion, felt longing and aspiration, used the heart and the brain, very much as does her descendant of to-day.

This book is an attempt to portray by means of the writings of colonial days the life of the women of that . We have not sufficiently regarded the bond that connects our present institutions with their origins in the days of our forefathers.

This book is an attempt to portray by means of the writings of colonial days the life of the women of that period,-how they lived, what their work and their play, what and how they thought and felt, their strength and their weakness, the joys and the sorrows of their everyday existence.

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Start by marking Woman's Life in Colonial Days as Want to Read . The book was published in 1922, so it was quite dated and included a lot of opinions.

Start by marking Woman's Life in Colonial Days as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I was hoping for more details about daily life for women in colonial days, but it was more about overarching themes in colonial life. I enjoyed the letters and journal entries.

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  • A Woman's Life in Colonial Days was written by Carl Holliday, and first published in 1922. My quick research did not turn up much on Mr. Holliday except that he seems to have been a literature professor -- at first Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of English University of Toledo; and later a professor in California. But wherever he resided, his focus was on early American history. And he quotes easily from both primary and secondary sources.

    His writing style, as might be expected of a Professor of English, is very good. The book, though academic, has an easy style and flow.

    The subject, of course, is 'women in the colonial period': the various aspects of their lives: religion, education, at home, social life and dress, etc.

    Here is the TOC:

    I -- COLONIAL WOMAN AND RELIGION
    II -- COLONIAL WOMAN AND EDUCATION
    III -- COLONIAL WOMAN AND THE HOME
    IV -- COLONIAL WOMAN AND DRESS
    V -- COLONIAL WOMAN AND SOCIAL LIFE
    VI -- COLONIAL WOMAN AND MARRIAGE
    VII -- COLONIAL WOMAN AND THE INITIATIVE
    BIBLIOGRAPHY
    INDEX

    What surprised -- and dare I say delighted me -- about the book, besides Holliday's vast knowledge, was the fact that he was so 'progressive' in most of his outlook. Although there is certainly some parts of his work we can be offended by, for the most part Holliday presents his knowledge supported by the original sources; he neither rants against the harsh ways of the past, neither is he an apologist for them.

    Instead he smartly leads the reader through some pretty horrendous days in our nation's (USA's) history. And I must say that I will never look upon the Puritans in the same way again. It's not that Prof. Holliday condemns them as much as he lets their own words do the talking.

    I'm not usually the sort of reader that seeks out the opinions of others for 'what happened'. I tend to like to read what people at the time wrote for themselves. BUT I greatly enjoyed this book. Prof. Holliday gave me the benefit of his superior knowledge, and at the same time used so many original sources that I did not feel deprived.

    Recommend this to readers who want to learn more about our early history and how our forebearers lived and thought.

    Pam T
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  • My initial feeling was that it'd be marginalized book just over women in this period. It's not that type of book though. The writer actually did a fair amount of research into the over-arching lifestyles and the environment of the period. It goes into the family pattern and a dozen topics which make it a genuine colonial history book. I would even suggest it for a high school history reading project (note it is a four-hour long book to read and that might turn some kids off). But it would draw out various discussion and present views of the period that most people aren't aware of. It is loaded with facts and quotes, which makes a plus in my view. So, I'd strongly recommend it for anyone curious about the colonial period and general American history.

  • I found this book to be helpful in my reseach of what life was like during the Colonial Period. The author uses and quotes from diaries and correspondence to contradict some of the common generalities and assumptions of the era. He shows women had more active roles than many assume. I found it to be interesting and a good addition to my notes.

  • this is a interesting way of looking at the past

  • Used as a reference for writing a fictional book, excellent material!

  • I can't wait to read through this-I am Colonial History buff!!

  • Great Book, shows the hard life during hard times. though women.

  • Not well written