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Liberty, a Better Husband: Single Women in America: The Generations of 1780-1840 Lee Chambers-Schiller

Liberty, a Better Husband: Single Women in America: The Generations of 1780-1840

Lee Chambers-Schiller

Published September 1st 1984
ISBN : 9780300031645
Hardcover
304 pages
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This sensitive account focuses on the women who chose to remain single in antebellum America. Based on a study of the lives and writings of over one hundred Northeastern women, it describes the reasons why they rejected marriage and the joys andMoreThis sensitive account focuses on the women who chose to remain single in antebellum America. Based on a study of the lives and writings of over one hundred Northeastern women, it describes the reasons why they rejected marriage and the joys and frustrations they encountered in adhering to the tenets of the cult of Single Blessedness. By demonstrating how these women asserted themselves as individuals, Chambers-Schiller presents them as among the first to articulate the value of female autonomy and as pioneers in expanding the boundaries of womens progress toward equality.