Brown Bag Women and Household Authority in Colonial New England 13 October 2017.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Caylin Carbonell, The College of William and Mary

In their households and communities, women in colonial New England wielded authority and were subjected to the authority of others, often shifting between these positions of dependence and authority. This project interrogates women's vertical and horizontal relationships with other members of their households, as well as their involvement in the daily operation of their homes, to show colonial households as contested spaces wherein authority was negotiated rather than assumed.