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Review of Good Wives
Today, women are an intricate part of our working society. There are more women holding full-time jobs than ever before. A women's role is just not in the house; it extends far beyond into the working world where women are even holding positions such as chief executive officers of Fortune 500 Companies. When did this change occur? Was it before or after World War II or was in the 1960's when women battled against suffrage, or did the change ever really occur? Have women always been characterized by washing dishes, cooking dinner, and raising children. Surprisingly a women's role in pre-colonial America was multifaceted. After reading Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's Good Wives, we learn that women of the 17th century served as house wives, neighbors, deputy husbands, mistresses, and heroines, and it is her goal to highlight and bring attention to the importance of women in the Puritan Society.
As house wives in Puritan Society, ...