Historian Nancy Cott has produced an important work that explores the dialectic between the women’s work and their changing status in reference to the new rhetoric of democracy in the antebellum period. Cott shows us how women perceived themselves and what they said that she expects will lead to a new framework for the interpretation of the concept of womanhood.
Morgan, Merritt A.
"Review of Nancy F. Cott, The Bonds of Womanhood: Woman’s Sphere in New England, 1780-1835,"
Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History: Vol. 3:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/ljh/vol3/iss2/9