In the Age of Revolution, how did American women conceive their
lives and marital obligations? By examining the attitudes and
behaviors surrounding the contentious issues of family,
contraception, abortion, sexuality, beauty, and identity, Susan E.
Klepp demonstrates that many women--rural and urban, free and
enslaved--began to radically redefine motherhood. They asserted, or
attempted to assert, control over their bodies, their marriages,
and their... more...