The Bonds of Womanhood "Woman's Sphere" in New England, 1780-1835 Nancy F. Cott

Veritas Paperbacks
Publication date:
09 Feb 2021
Yale University Press
264 pages: 197 x 127mm
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This Veritas edition of Nancy Cott’s acclaimed study includes a new introduction by the author, situating the work for a new generation of readers.

“Elegant and convincing. . . . Better than any other work available, The Bonds of Womanhood describes both the classic attitudes of the nineteenth century toward women and the opposition to the oppression of women in the historical context from which they grew.”—Willie Lee Rose, New York Review of Books

“A lovely, gentle, scholarly, and valuable book.”—Doris Grumbach, New York Times Book Review

Nancy F. Cott is Jonathan Trumbull Research Professor of American History at Harvard University. She is also the author of The Grounding of Modern Feminism, published by Yale University Press.