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Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

Amanda E. Herbert


In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, cultural, economic, and political changes, as well as increased geographic mobility, placed strains upon British society. But by cultivating friendships and alliances, women worked to socially cohere Britain and its colonies. Presenting an historical study of female friendship and alliance for the early modern period, this book draws on a series of interlocking microhistorical studies to demonstrate the vitality and importance of bonds formed between British women in the long eighteenth century. It shows that while these alliances were ce ... More

Keywords: British society, alliances, women, colonies, female friendship, eighteenth century, bonds, British Atlantic world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780300177404
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300177404.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda E. Herbert, author