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The Resource Charity and Sylvia : a same-sex marriage in early America, Rachel Hope Cleves

Charity and Sylvia : a same-sex marriage in early America, Rachel Hope Cleves

Label
Charity and Sylvia : a same-sex marriage in early America
Title
Charity and Sylvia
Title remainder
a same-sex marriage in early America
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Hope Cleves
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the lives of Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, two ordinary middle-class women who serve as a window on historical constructs of marriage, gender, and sexuality in late 18th-century and early 19th-century America. Both were born in Massachusetts, but in different towns, 11 years apart. Charity's attachment to women was so blatant that after she turned 20, her father told her to leave the house. She worked as a schoolteacher, but was forced to leave jobs several times because of hurtful gossip about her relationships with other women. In early 1807, Charity moved to Vermont to stay with a friend, and there she met Sylvia. The two fell in love, set up housekeeping, and considered themselves married. Gradually, their family members and the residents of Weybridge did as well. Charity and Sylvia became integral to the community, attending church, running their tailor shop, and contributing to charitable endeavors. Most of all, Charity and Sylvia remained passionately committed to each other and refused to hide their relationship. An important work of history that resonates with one of today's most public debates
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cleves, Rachel Hope
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bryant, Charity
  • Drake, Sylvia
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Lesbian couples
  • Women tailors
  • Vermont
Label
Charity and Sylvia : a same-sex marriage in early America, Rachel Hope Cleves
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Preface: "Miss Bryant and miss Drake were married to each other" -- A child of melancholy, 1777 -- Infantile days, 1784 -- O the example!, 1787 -- Mistress of a school, 1797 -- So many friends, 1799 -- Discontent and indifferent, 1800 -- Never to marry, 1800 -- Charity and mercy, 1805 -- Charity and Lydia, 1806 -- Charity and Sylvia, February 1807 -- The tie that binds, July 1807 -- Their own dwelling, 1809 -- Wild affections, 1811 -- Miss Bryant was the man, 1820 -- Dear aunts, 1823 -- Stand fast in one spirit, 1828 -- Diligent in business, 1835 -- The cure of her I love, 1839 -- Sylvia drake W, 1851 -- Afterword: "We spend our years as a tale that is told" -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 267 p.
Isbn
9780199335428
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013050416
System control number
  • (OCoLC)860944032
  • (OCoLC)ocn860944032
  • 645418
Label
Charity and Sylvia : a same-sex marriage in early America, Rachel Hope Cleves
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Preface: "Miss Bryant and miss Drake were married to each other" -- A child of melancholy, 1777 -- Infantile days, 1784 -- O the example!, 1787 -- Mistress of a school, 1797 -- So many friends, 1799 -- Discontent and indifferent, 1800 -- Never to marry, 1800 -- Charity and mercy, 1805 -- Charity and Lydia, 1806 -- Charity and Sylvia, February 1807 -- The tie that binds, July 1807 -- Their own dwelling, 1809 -- Wild affections, 1811 -- Miss Bryant was the man, 1820 -- Dear aunts, 1823 -- Stand fast in one spirit, 1828 -- Diligent in business, 1835 -- The cure of her I love, 1839 -- Sylvia drake W, 1851 -- Afterword: "We spend our years as a tale that is told" -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 267 p.
Isbn
9780199335428
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013050416
System control number
  • (OCoLC)860944032
  • (OCoLC)ocn860944032
  • 645418

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