Women’s Duties

Photograph of Puritan women at work


Childbearing and mothering were just two of women’s duties.  Food and clothing production became principle duties for all women that migrated to the New World during the first few decades of establishment.  In England, there were fairs, markets, and peddlers that sold goods.  Women had to create a trading network within their communities for food.  In these networks, women learned to bargain and judge goods.


Women and Religion