Books I’ve Known And Loved

Many heard the city’s siren call: freedom, freedom, freedom.  In the wake of crumbling farm communities and great and small depressions, many American-born young women (and men) moved to the burgeoning city of New York for work and a fresh start, freed from a “patriarchal”, rural society in the second quarter of the 1800’s. The…

An Ideal Woman and Why We Hate Her

“. . . she carried out her duties as mistress of a small family with ‘piety, patience, frugality and industry’. Moreover, ‘… her ardent and unceasing flow of spirits, extreme activity and diligence, her punctuality, uprightness and remarkable frugality, combined with a firm reliance on God … carried her through the severest times of pressure,…