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Author Miller, Marla R
Title The needle's eye : women and work in the age of revolution / Marla R. Miller
Imprint Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2006
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  331.4 M6163 2006    AVAILABLE  -  30500101289190
 Modern History Library  331.4 M649    AVAILABLE    30550100452638
Descript xiv, 302 p., 8 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-288) and index
I: Clothing and consumers in rural New England, 1760-1810 -- Needle trades in New England, 1760-1810 -- II: Needlework of the rural gentry : the world of Elizabeth Porter Phelps -- Family, community, and informal work in the needle trades : the worlds of Easter Fairchild Newton and Tryphena Newton Cooke -- Family, artisanry, and craft tradition : the worlds of Tabitha Clark Smith and Rebecca Dickinson -- Gender, artisanry, and craft tradition : the world of Catherine Phelps Parsons -- III: Women's artisanal work in the changing New England marketplace -- Conclusion : the romance of old clothes
Subject Women -- Employment -- Massachusetts -- Hadley (Town) -- History
Needleworkers -- Massachusetts -- Hadley (Town) -- Case studies
Women artisans -- Massachusetts -- Hadley (Town) -- Case studies
Social classes -- Massachusetts -- Hadley (Town) -- History
Clothing trade -- Massachusetts -- Hadley (Town) -- History
Alt Title Women and work in the age of revolution
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