The fair sex : white women and racial patriarchy in the early American Republic

Schloesser, Pauline E

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  • Creator Pauline Schloesser
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : New York University Press, [2002] ©2002
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 243 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780814797631, 0814797636, 9780814797624, 0814797628
  • OCLC ocm47690826


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index.


  • Race, gender, and woman citizenship in the American founding -- Toward a theory of racial patriarchy -- The ideology of the "fair sex" -- The philosopher queen and the U.S. constitution: Mercy Otis Warren as a reluctant signatory -- From revolution to racial patriarchy: the political pragmatism of Abigail Adams -- Gleaning a self between the lines: Judith Sargent Murray and the american enlightenment
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