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Bonds Of Community: The Lives Of Farm Women In Nineteenth Century New York

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Women held a central place in long-settled rural communities like the Nanticoke Valley in upstate New York during the late nineteenth century. Their lives were limited by the bonds of kinship and labor, but farm women found strength in these bonds as well. Although they lacked control over land and were second-class citizens, these rural women did not occupy a "separate ...more
Hardcover, 303 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by Cornell University Press
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Nancy Grey Osterud, Bonds of Community; The Lives of Farm Women in 19th Century New York (1991)
1. Women, realizing their gender-imposed limitations worked to improve their condition not as traditionalists argue (by creating a separate culture from men), but by enlarging the dimensions of sharing with men.
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