'Updated and expanded since 1993, it provides an admirably clear and concise introduction to the field, investigating all aspects of women's lives between 1500 and 1750.' The English Historical Review
'… there is no doubt that this is a groundbreaking book … Merry Wiesner engages with a range of primary materials in a confident yet thoughtful manner.' Brill
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This new edition of Merry Wiesner-Hanks' prize-winning book incorporates the newest scholarship and features a new chapter on gender and race in the colonial world; expanded coverage of eighteenth century developments including the Enlightenment; and enhanced discussions of masculinity, single women, same-sex relations, humanism, and women's religious roles.