Laurel Thatcher Ulrich – Good Wives

This enthralling work of scholarship strips away abstractions to reveal the hidden – and not always stoic – face of the “goodwives” of colonial America. In this book, we encounter the awesome burdens – and the considerable power – of a New England housewife’s domestic life and witness her occasional forays into the world of men. We see her borrowing from her neighbors, loving her husband, raising – and, all too often, mourning – her children, and even attaining fame as a heroine of frontier conflicts or notoriety as a murderess. Painstakingly researched, lively with scandal and homely detail, Good Wives is history at its best.
Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Duration: 11 hours 21 minutes
Released: 20 Apr 2002
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

populist repetitive

While Karl Rove comes with some partisan political credentials he certainly made an era I had known little about interesting. Not surprisingly he focuses a lot on the nuts and bolts of the campaigns organisation.