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Harvard Historical Studies 180

Under Household Government

Sex and Family in Puritan Massachusetts

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$58.50 • £46.95 • €52.50

ISBN 9780674066335

Publication Date: 01/07/2013


326 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

15 charts, 2 tables

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  • List of Figures*
  • Words, Words, Words [A Note on Terminology]
  • Introduction
  • 1. Daniel Gookin’s Household
  • 2. Contrary to the Laws of God and This Jurisdiction
  • 3. Lawful Remedies, Diabolical Erections, and an Unwanted Suitor
  • 4. The Rape of Elizabeth Pierce
  • 5. A Family of Allies
  • 6. Two Missing Infants
  • 7. Traitors, Rebels, and Slaves
  • Conclusion
  • A Peek behind the Scenes
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Figures
    • 1. Partial Genealogy Showing Relationship between Brackett, Eliot, and Danforth Families
    • 2. Overview of Connections between Families Involved in Pierce/Simonds Case
    • 3. Pierce Family Connections
    • 4. Wyman Family Connections
    • 5. Walker Family Connections
    • 6. Reed Family Connections
    • 7. Knight Family Connections
    • 8. Bacon Family Connections
    • 9. Johnson Family Connections
    • 10. Simonds Family Connections
    • 11. Genealogical Connections through Hannah French, Part 1
    • 12. Genealogical Connections through Hannah French, Part 2
    • 13. Genealogical Connections through Stephen French
    • 14. Connections between Francis Wyman and Deponents in Joanna Negro’s Case
    • 15. Connections between the Carter Family and Deponents in Joanna Negro’s Case

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