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Mary Beth Norton
Mary Beth Norton

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Mary Beth Norton is Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History at Cornell University. She is the author of The British-Americans: The Loyalist Exiles in England, 1774—1789 (1972); Liberty’s Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750—1800 (1980); Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society (1996), which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and (with five others) A People and a Nation (6th ed., 2001). She has also edited several works on women’s history and served as the general editor of The AHA Guide to Historical Literature (3rd ed., 1995).

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Founding Mothers & Fathers
Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society
Written by Mary Beth Norton


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $14.99

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Founding Mothers & Fathers
Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society
Written by Mary Beth Norton


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 29, 1997
Price: $18.95

Pulitzer Prize Finalist

In this pioneering study of the ways in which the first settlers defined the power, prerogatives, and responsibilities of the sexes, one of our most incisive historians opens a window onto the world of Colonial America.  Drawing on a wealth of contemporary documents, Norton examines the first half-century of English... Read more >
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In the Devil's Snare
The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692
Written by Mary Beth Norton


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $17.00

Award-winning historian Mary Beth Norton reexamines the Salem witch trials in this startlingly original, meticulously researched, and utterly riveting study.

In 1692 the people of Massachusetts were living in fear, and not solely of satanic afflictions. Horrifyingly violent Indian attacks had all but emptied the northern frontier of settlers, and many... Read more >
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In the Devil's Snare
The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692
Written by Mary Beth Norton


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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