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The Needle's Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution
by Marla R. Miller (Goodreads Author)
Among the enduring stereotypes of early American history has been the colonial Goodwife, perpetually spinning, sewing, darning, and quilting, answering all of her family's textile needs. But the Goodwife of popular historical imagination obscures as much as she reveals; the icon appears to explain early American women's labor history while at the same time allowing it to g ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published August 16th 2006 by University of Massachusetts Press
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It was great reading about Northampton and surrounding environs. I never realised the importance of clothing and learned a lot about how they were made and how much work went into them. Some familiar names popped up and now I have to go do some genealogical research...