Poet anne bradstreet- functions of a puritan woman- “loving mother, and obedient wife” Do what her husband said 4. Woman worked inside home if they were married 5. Few woman who were smiths or ship smiths- those tend to be widows (ifhusband could work, you wouldn’t)- women busy having children 6. Wasn’t unusual to have over 10 children 7. Busy cooking, baking ,sewing, knowledge about how to make cheese out of milk, bacon from pork 8. CHILDREN: husband rules over family, mom makes sure children were in line, children had to be obeidient 9. Refusing to obey your parent was bad- devil was in you (disturbing) 10. Better whipped than damned- corporal punishment was okay 11. Little kids had tons of chores- busy collecting the eggs, hunt dear- keep them busy 12. Young kids were sent off to become apprentices 13. Children=innocent vipers (snakes) 14. Puritans treated their children better than how Europeans treated their children 15. Puritan children were supposed to be mini adults (most parents cherished their children even so) o Church- apply to become a church member- say to minister why you are a visible saint 1. A lot of people who wanted to be visible saints but people didn’t believe them- 1650s- less and less church membersip- people don’t want to go through that scrutiny 2. Too exclusive are the puritans?less than half of people were part of church 3. Too exclusive= people don’t pay attention anymore 4. Church members- gave you the right to vote in colony wide elections 5. What begins to casue a crisis- issue of babtism 6. Most of first generation were church members- all offspring were babtised, but after that, would people who were not visible saints who had kids get their kids babtised? 7. If not than how would puritan values be followed 8. First generation- cared about religion 9. Second generation- not as much about religion 10. In 1662- a form of intermediate church membership 11. Half covenant- limited halfway membership for any applicant who was not a visible sinner as long as they abided by the rules of the church- their children could be babtised- rights in the church were a little lessed 12. In order for church to maintain its position of power 13. 1662- wigglesworth wrote doom speech 14. messing with the plan that you shouldn’t compromise- compromise still went through 15. early 1660s marked beginning of decline for religious people
16. secularization was still a long way off- puritan ideal was diminished a little, but not completely 17. halfway covenant illustrates the difficult of maintaing the extreme
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