WorldCat Identities

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher 1938-

Works: 6 works in 35 publications in 2 languages and 2,769 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ1121, 305.42091821
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Well-behaved women seldom make history by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"They didn't ask to be remembered," historian Ulrich wrote in 1976 about the pious women of colonial New England. And then she added a phrase that has since gained widespread currency: "Well-behaved women seldom make history." Today those words appear on T-shirts, bumper stickers, and more--but what do they really mean? Here, Ulrich ranges over centuries and cultures, from the fifteenth-century writer Christine de Pizan, who imagined a world in which women achieved power and influence, to the writings of nineteenth-century suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and twentieth-century novelist Virginia Woolf. She contrasts Woolf's imagined story about Shakespeare's sister with biographies of actual women who were Shakespeare's contemporaries. She uses daybook illustrations to look at women who weren't trying to make history, but did. Throughout, she shows how feminist historians, by challenging traditional accounts of both men's and women's histories, have stimulated more vibrant and better-documented accounts of the past.--From publisher description
Good wives : image and reality in the lives of women in northern New England, 1650-1750 by Laurel Ulrich( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the lives of women in northern New England in the century from 1650 to 1750, discussing issues of housekeeping, childbearing, churchgoing, and other triumphs and tragedies of everyday life
All God's critters got a place in the choir by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Good wives a study in role definition in northern New England, 1650-1750 by Laurel Ulrich( )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En jordemoders berättelse : barnmorskan Martha Ballards liv genom hennes dagbok 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The age of homespun : objects and stories in the creation of an American myth by Laurel Ulrich( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Publisher's description: Using objects that Americans have saved through the centuries and stories they have passed along, as well as histories teased from documents, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich chronicles the production of cloth--and of history--in early America. Under the singular and brilliant lens that Ulrich brings to this study, ordinary household goods--Indian baskets, spinning wheels, a chimneypiece, a cupboard, a niddy-noddy, bed coverings, silk embroidery, a pocketbook, a linen tablecloth, a coverlet and a rose blanket, and an unfinished stocking--provide the key to a transformed understanding of cultural encounter, frontier war, Revolutionary politics, international commerce, and early industrialization in America. We discover how ideas about cloth and clothing affected relations between English settlers and their Algonkian neighbors. We see how an English production system based on a clear division of labor--men doing the weaving and women the spinning--broke down in the colonial setting, becoming first marginalized, then feminized, then politicized, and how the new system both prepared the way for and was sustained by machine-powered spinning. Pulling these divergent threads together into a rich and revealing tapestry of--the age of homespun--Ulrich demonstrates how ordinary objects reveal larger economic and social structures, and, in particular, how early Americans and their descendants made, used, sold, and saved textiles in order to assert identities, shape relationships, and create history
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.10 for En jordemo ... to 0.70 for Good wives ...)
Alternative Names
Thatcher Ulrich, Laurel
Ulrich, Laurel
Ulrich, Laurel 1938-
Ulrich, Laurel T.
Ulrich, Laurel T. 1938-
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher
English (33)
Swedish (2)