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Norton, Mary Beth

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Works: 226 works in 729 publications in 3 languages and 17,291 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Bibliography  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary television programs  Textbooks  Church history  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Mary Beth Norton
 
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In the devil's snare : the Salem witchcraft crisis of 1692 by Mary Beth Norton( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 2,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 1692 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, two young girls began to suffer from inexplicable fits. Seventeen months later, after legal action had been taken against 144 people, 20 of them put to death, the ignominious Salem witchcraft trials finally came to an end
A people and a nation : a history of the United States by Mary Beth Norton( Book )

221 editions published between 1207 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook history of the United States, beginning in 1492 and going through the present day, is a shortened version of the 1982 edition
Liberty's daughters : the Revolutionary experience of American women, 1750-1800 by Mary Beth Norton( Book )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Blurb: Liberty's Daughters, the first book to explore the impact of the American Revolution on women, dramatically refutes the widely held belief that colonial women enjoyed a golden age of equality with men before drifting off into Victorian helplessness. Citing the letters, diaries, poems, and other writings of eighteenth-century Americans, prize-winning historian Mary Beth Norton reveals that colonial men and women actually disparaged feminine duties. In the latter part of the book Norton concludes that the Revolution had significant consequences for women-the American notion of womanhood broadened, and Republicanism bestowed a new patriotic importance on women's domestic labors. Comparing the private papers of more than 450 American families-black and white, urban and rural, Northern and Southern, rich and poor-Norton documents the status of women before, during, and after the Revolution. Women tell how they felt about their subjugation to men and how they viewed the fate to which society had consigned them-betrothal, pregnancy, motherhood, and a life of monotonous and exhausting household labor. Colonial women translated their inferior status in society into low self-esteem, frequently using femininity as an excuse for moral and intellectual failings. Norton contends, however, that the American thrust for independence also helped advance the status of women. Pre-revolutionary ferment incited women to take a more active role in public life. Patriots adjured the ladies to participate in boycotts; women began to read widely and express political opinions. Slowly, men began to value female involvement in the revolutionary cause, thus boosting women's sense of their own importance. As the men went off to battle, women were forced to handle traditionally male responsibilities of financial and family management. Gradually, many husbands became accustomed to relying on their wives' judgment and gained new respect for the strength, intelligence, and patriotism of women. While no sweeping feminist reforms followed the Revolution, Norton shows that the war was a turning point for American women. The circumstances tested their talents and abilities, and women's response won them important recognition, which was made concrete in reforms in female education in the early days of the republic
The American Historical Association's guide to historical literature by American Historical Association( Book )

20 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains nearly 2,000 annotated citations (primarily English language works) divided into forth-eight sections ; citations refer chiefly to works published between 1961 and 1992
Founding mothers & fathers : gendered power and the forming of American society by Mary Beth Norton( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the first half-century of English settlement - approximately 1620 to 1670 - Mary Beth Norton looks not only at what colonists actually did but also at the philosophical basis for what they thought they were doing. She weaves theory and reality into a tapestry that reveals colonial life as more varied than we have supposed. She draws our attention to all early dysfunctional family extending over several generations and colonies. The basic worldview of this early period, Norton demonstrates, envisaged family, society, and state as similar institutions. She shows us how, because of that familial analogy, women who wielded power in the household could also wield surprising authority outside the home. We see, for example, Mistress Margaret Brent given authority as attorney for Lord Baltimore, Maryland's Proprietor, and Mistress Anne Hutchinson, who sought and assumed religious authority, causing the greatest political crisis in Massachusetts Bay
New men : manliness in early America by Thomas A Foster( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'New Men' considers the conditions of early America which shaped and were shaped by ideals of masculinity
Major problems in American women's history : documents and essays( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. Major Problems in American Women's History is the leading reader for courses on the history of American women, covering the subject's entire chronological span. While attentive to the roles of women and the details of women's lives, the authors are especially concerned with issues of historical interpretation and historiography"--Publisher description
Women of America : a history by Carol Berkin( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British-Americans : the Loyalist exiles in England, 1774-1789 by Mary Beth Norton( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Separated by their sex : women in public and private in the colonial Atlantic world by Mary Beth Norton( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the period between the English Civil War in the 1640s through to the dawn of the American Revolutionary period, this work on gender identity and politics explores the development of the private sphere as an external and internalized tool that removed women from public political discourse. The work examines contemporary popular media as a polarizing force that drove women from a relatively egalitarian footing in political intellectual life to a new role indoors that would prevail in the external discourse and internal dialogues of the nation for centuries to come. Norton is a professor of history at Cornell University
"To toil the livelong day" : America's women at work, 1780-1980( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and German and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers pres. at the 6th Berkshire Conference on Women's History 1984
Witch hunt( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Colonial New England for a fresh look at the infamous events of Puritan Salem
A people and a nation : a history of the United States. Vol. 1, To 1877 by Mary Norton( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Historical Association's guide to historical literature by American Historical Association( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Historical Association's guide to historical literature by American Historical Association( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A people and a nation by Mary Beth Norton( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A People and a nation : a history of the United States( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook history of the United States, beginning in 1492 and going through the present day, is a shortened version of the 1982 edition
A people and a nation : a history of the United States( Recording )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] integrates [the] social and political history [of the United States]. [The authors] tell the story of all the people of the United States. This book [presents a] melding of social and political history, its movement beyond history's common focus on public figures and events to examine the daily life of America's people.-Pref
The Witch hunt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Colonial New England for a fresh look at the infamous events of Puritan Salem
The Debate over the American Revolution, 1765-1776 by Mary Beth Norton( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In the devil's snare : the Salem witchcraft crisis of 1692
Alternative Names
Alger, Mary Donlon 1943-

Mary Beth Norton American historian

Mary Beth Norton Amerikaans historica

Norton, Mary

Norton, Mary B.

Norton, Mary B. 1943-

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English (466)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

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A people and a nation : a history of the United StatesLiberty's daughters : the Revolutionary experience of American women, 1750-1800The American Historical Association's guide to historical literatureFounding mothers & fathers : gendered power and the forming of American societyNew men : manliness in early AmericaMajor problems in American women's history : documents and essaysSeparated by their sex : women in public and private in the colonial Atlantic worldA people and a nation : a history of the United States. Vol. 1, To 1877