5 Women in 17th Century

5 Women in 17th Century - Colonial Women Patriarchy: men...

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Colonial Women - Patriarchy: men central - Tasks of housewifery: o Women o Cooking dinner, laundry, dishes, making clothes and cloth, made cheese and butter, beer/wine, jam/jelly, medicines… o Laundry Required 600 lbs of water Women had to get water Big fire beneath large metal container Already made soap Put clothes in big tub of hot water Stir clothes with wooden paddle When clothes are wet, put on soap and scrub Back in water, stir If got stain out in 1 st try: rinse clothes and dry Iron clothes – iron was 12lbs of iron - Marriage was important o Didn’t always marry for love o Wealthy: married to protect family’s money - Femme covert: the covered woman o When a woman got married, her status was the status of her husband o Good for woman who married god man
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o Bad for woman who married man with dept, poor man, man who couldn’t vote, … o If women earned money, husband got it all o Women had no credit, couldn’t vote, husband did it for them
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2010 for the course HIST h105 taught by Professor Heath during the Summer '09 term at Indiana Kokomo.

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