Domesticity and Dissent in the Seventeenth Century : English Women Writers and the Public Sphere.
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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- English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
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- Gillespie examines writings by seventeenth-century English Puritan women who fought for religious freedom.
Introduction: Sabrina versus the state
the adventures of the possessive self
the lady and the baptists
1 "Born of the mother's seed": liberalism, feminism, and religious separatism
2 A hammer in her hand: Katherine Chidley and Anna Trapnel separate church from state
a woman's place is in the home-based church
the separation of home from state: the writings of katherine chidley
a woman's home is her castle: the female leveller petitions
a suum of one's own: the formation of a public sphere in anna trapnel's report and plea
3 Cure for a diseased head: divorce and contract in the prophecies of Elizabeth Poole
the house of spirit
curing the body
divorcing the king
the lady's doctrine of virginity
4 The unquenchable smoking flax: Sarah Wight, Anne Wentworth, and the "rise" of the sovereign individual
interpellated women in history
a tradition of popular sovereignty
sarah wight: new sovereign woman
anne wentworth: possessive individual
5 Improving God's estate: pastoral servitude and the free market in the writings of Mary Cary
the subordinate's plot
improving god's estate
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