Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University

Professor Ithaca, New York mbn1@cornell.edu Office: (607) 255-7542

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Bio/Research

From the early 1980s to 2011 I focused on a large-scale project that examined the interplay of gender, society, and politics in America from the beginnings of settlement to approximately 1750. These works, taken together, in effect constituted the 'prequel' to my 1980 monograph, Liberty's Daughte...

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Bio/Research

From the early 1980s to 2011 I focused on a large-scale project that examined the interplay of gender, society, and politics in America from the beginnings of settlement to approximately 1750. These works, taken together, in effect constituted the 'prequel' to my 1980 monograph, Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800. I published three books-Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society (1996); In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 (2002); and Separated by their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World (2011)-as a part of that project.

Currently, I have returned to the revolutionary era, the subject of Liberty's Daughters and my first book (my revised dissertation), The British-Americans: The Loyalist Exiles in England, 1774-1789 (1972), for my next work, which will focus intensively on the period just prior to the outbreak of fighting in April 1775.


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