Table of contents for Stray wives : marital conflict in early national New England / Mary Beth Sievens.

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List of Tables									
Abbreviations of Works Cited						
Introduction 1				
1. A "disobedient, clamorous" Wife: The Problem of
Wifely Submission	22					
2. "A Trifling Sum": Economic Support and Consumer
Spending in New England Marriages 60
3. "The Duties of a Wife": The Meaning of Women's Work	91
4. "The Wicked Agency of Others": Community Involvement
and Marital Discord 132	
5. "Having Confidence in Her Own Abilities": Coping With
Estrangement 171
6. "Free and Clear From All Claims": Divorce and the
Contradictory Nature of Women's Status 204
Afterword: Settling "all matters of dispute": Marital Conflict, Negotiation, and Compromise 233
Notes 244	
Select Bibliography	308							

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Marital conflict -- New England -- History -- 18th century.
Marital conflict -- New England -- History -- 19th century.
Wives -- New England -- History.
Husband and wife -- New England -- History.
Legal advertising -- New England -- History.