3D SER., 48, NO. 1 (JANUARY 1991)

Wives for Virginia, 1621 
David R. Ransome
3

Taking the Trade: Abortion and Gender Relations
in an Eighteenth-Century New England Village 
Cornelia Hughes Dayton
19

When Did New England Women Acquire Literacy? 
Joel Perlmann and Dennis Shirley
50

1795: Martha Laurens Ramsay&#;s “Dark Night of the Soul” 
Joanna Bowen Gillespie
68

Inheritance and Independence: Women&#;s Status in Early Colonial Jamaica 
Trevor Burnard
93

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Reviews of Books

Butler, Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People. By Patricia U. Bonomi 118

Silver, A New Face on the Countryside: Indians, Colonists, and Slaves in South Atlantic Forests, 1500&#;1800. By Joyce E. Chaplin 124

McCusker, Rum and the American Revolution: The Rum Trade and the Balance of Payments of the Thirteen Continental Colonies. By Jacob M. Price 126

Simmons, Studies in the Massachusetts Franchise, 1631&#;1691. By Robert J. Dinkin 127

Day, A Social Study of Lawyers in Maryland, 1660&#;1775. By Frank A. Cassell 129

Micklus, The Comic Genius of Dr. Alexander Hamilton. By Kerry A. Trask 130

Franz, Paxton: A Study of Community Structure and Mobility in the Colonial Pennsylvania Backcountry. By Mary McKinney Schweitzer 132

Smith, The “Lower Sort”: Philadelphia&#;s Laboring People, 1750&#;1800. By Howard B. Rock 134

Taylor, Liberty Men and Great Proprietors: The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760&#;1820. By Stephen Innes 136

Matson and Onuf, A Union of Interests: Political and Economic Thought in RevolutionaryAmerica. By Richard Buel, Jr. 140

Schmidt, Holy Fairs: Scottish Communions and American Revivals in the Early Modern Period. By Donald G. Mathews 142

Shalhope, The Roots of Democracy: American Thought and Culture, 1760&#;1800. By Harold Hellenbrand 144

Arnold, A Republican Revolution: Ideology and Politics in Pennsylvania, 1776&#;1790. By Anne M. Ousterhout 147

Syrett, The Royal Navy in American Waters, 1775&#;1783. By Mary B. Wickwire 149

Lawson, The Imperial Challenge: Quebec and Britian in the Age of the American Revolution. By J. M. Sosin 151

Meleney, The Public Life of Aedanus Burke: Revolutionary Republicanism in Post-Revolutionary South Carolina. By Jerome J. Nadelhaft 153


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