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Charity and Sylvia is the intimate history of two ordinary women who lived in an extraordinary same sex marriage during the early nineteenth century Based on diaries letters and poetry among other original documents the research traces the women's lives in sharp detail Charity Bryant was born in 1777 to a consumptive mother who died a month later Raised in Massachusetts Charity developed into a brilliant and strong willed woman with a passion for her own sex After being banished from her family home by her father at age twenty she traveled throughout Massachusetts working as a teacher making intimate female friends and becoming the subject of gossip wherever she lived At age twenty nine still defiantly single Charity visited friends in Weybridge Vermont There she met Sylvia Drake a pious and studious young woman whose family had moved to the frontier village after losing their Massachusetts farm during the Revolution The two soon became so inseparable that Charity decided to rent rooms in Weybridge Sylvia came to join her on July 3 1807 commencing a forty four year union that lasted until Charity's death Over the years the women came to be recognized as a married couple or something like it Charity took the role of husband and Sylvia of wife within the marriage Revered by their community Charity and Sylvia operated a tailor shop employing many local women served as guiding lights within their church and participated in raisingthan one hundred nieces and nephews Most extraordinary all the while the sexual potential of their union remained an open secret cloaked in silence to preserve their reputations The story of Charity and Sylvia overturns today's conventional wisdom that same sex marriage is a modern innovation and reveals that early America was bothdiverse andaccommodating than modern society imagines.

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➺ [Download] ➶ Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America By Join or create book clubs ➻ – Albanian-literature.co Charity and Sylvia is the intimate history of two ordinary women who lived in an extraordinary same sex marriage during the early nineteenth century Based on diaries letters and poetry among other oriCharity and Sylvia is the intimate history of two ordinary women who lived in an extraordinary same sex marriage during the early nineteenth century Based on diaries letters and poetry among other original documents the research traces the women's lives in sharp detail Charity Bryant was born in 1777 to a consumptive mother who died a month later Raised in Massachusetts Charity developed into a brilliant and strong willed woman with a passion for her own sex After being banished from her family home by her father at age twenty she traveled throughout Massachusetts working as a teacher making intimate female friends and becoming the subject of gossip wherever she lived At age twenty nine still defiantly single Charity visited friends in Weybridge Vermont There she met Sylvia Drake a pious and studious young woman whose family had moved to the frontier village after losing their Massachusetts farm during the Revolution The two soon became so inseparable that Charity decided to rent rooms in Weybridge Sylvia came to join her on July 3 1807 commencing a forty four year union that lasted until Charity's death Over the years the women came to be recognized as a married couple or something like it Charity took the role of husband and Sylvia of wife within the marriage Revered by their community Charity and Sylvia operated a tailor shop employing many local women served as guiding lights within their church and participated in raisingthan one hundred nieces and nephews Most extraordinary all the while the sexual potential of their union remained an open secret cloaked in silence to preserve their reputations The story of Charity and Sylvia overturns today's conventional wisdom that same sex marriage is a modern innovation and reveals that early America was bothdiverse andaccommodating than modern society imagines.

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  1. MB MB says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ☆ Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ☆ charity epub, sylvia: pdf, same sex free, marriage pdf, early pdf, america pdf, Charity and kindle, Sylvia: A pdf, Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage kindle, and Sylvia: A download, and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage pdf, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ePUBIf you are expecting a romance novel you should know this isn't that kind of book It is certainly a love story but told in the form of an historical biography I didn't buy it out of any interest in LGBT studies but rather for my interest in the Drake family of which I'm a descendant I found it to be well researched and a good read that will certainly have an important place in my family history collection


  2. William H. Hathaway William H. Hathaway says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ☆ Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ☆ charity epub, sylvia: pdf, same sex free, marriage pdf, early pdf, america pdf, Charity and kindle, Sylvia: A pdf, Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage kindle, and Sylvia: A download, and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage pdf, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ePUBshows that women married women long before these current timestheir hard work and seed money helped the women's rights movementListening Virginia???both Charity and Sylvia are my distant cousinsSupreme Court Justices and anti diversity ilk ought to learn the storyand come to grips with their own fears and confusion in their self identities


  3. Danielle G Danielle G says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ☆ Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ☆ charity epub, sylvia: pdf, same sex free, marriage pdf, early pdf, america pdf, Charity and kindle, Sylvia: A pdf, Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage kindle, and Sylvia: A download, and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage pdf, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ePUBA truly important account in LGBT history I wish I had known about this book sooner It's very interesting to see how these two women gave so much to their community and despite the time were largely accepted as a couple Their internal battle with religion was chilling as well as their gruesome fight with illness at the time Though most of the book highlights their hardships it is almost hopeful in the end how they were buried next to one another and recognized as being married More books like this need to be surfaced and talked about because it shows people that homosexuality has been around forever that it's not just a current fad This book I felt helped me legitimize myself and gave me hope for the future So glad I read it


  4. Charles E. Coulter Charles E. Coulter says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ☆ Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ☆ charity epub, sylvia: pdf, same sex free, marriage pdf, early pdf, america pdf, Charity and kindle, Sylvia: A pdf, Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage kindle, and Sylvia: A download, and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage pdf, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ePUBThe story of Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake members of the founding generation and friends lovers and partners in business and life has finally been told right Although the author has to do some reading between the lines I believe her conclusions are dead on The author also does a wonderful job of putting the lives and the relationship between Charity and Sylvia in their proper context And the author should be praised for writing in a clear and precise manner My only problem with the book was trying to keep straight the names of Charity's and Sylvia's numerous siblings in laws nephew and nieces and their children Wow


  5. MartyOBX MartyOBX says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ☆ Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ☆ charity epub, sylvia: pdf, same sex free, marriage pdf, early pdf, america pdf, Charity and kindle, Sylvia: A pdf, Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage kindle, and Sylvia: A download, and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage pdf, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ePUBAmazingly well researched and fascinating love story as well as historical social and psychological expose The love and devotion these two women had for each other and their families was inspiring moving and sad at times The personal and spiritual turmoil they grappled with and rose above is a timeless example of faith and perseverance and the resilience of women Whether you are LGBT or not the author presents a human story rich in historical perspective and compassion that sets an inspiring example for all of us to live and let live by


  6. Mark M Mark M says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ☆ Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ☆ charity epub, sylvia: pdf, same sex free, marriage pdf, early pdf, america pdf, Charity and kindle, Sylvia: A pdf, Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage kindle, and Sylvia: A download, and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage pdf, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ePUBFull disclosure I had the pleasure of interviewing the author for a podcast I found both Rachel Hope Cleves and her book to be exceptionally articulate intelligent and engaging It's not often I read a biography and find myself turning the pages as if it were a suspense novel The attention to historical and personal detail in the lives and times of Charity and Sylvia is very impressive I did not know what an 'acrostic' was until I read this book It takes us into their time in a very visual sensual way and it's fascinating The friendship romances women had with each other the importance of poetry and subtlety in their lives and the roles they were ex


  7. AJ Holmes AJ Holmes says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ☆ Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ☆ charity epub, sylvia: pdf, same sex free, marriage pdf, early pdf, america pdf, Charity and kindle, Sylvia: A pdf, Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage kindle, and Sylvia: A download, and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage pdf, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ePUBIt was an absolute pleasure to read about the lives and accomplishments of Charity and Sylvia They'd be surprised to see how far we've come though we still have a way to go


  8. Randall Hayward Randall Hayward says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ☆ Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ☆ charity epub, sylvia: pdf, same sex free, marriage pdf, early pdf, america pdf, Charity and kindle, Sylvia: A pdf, Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage kindle, and Sylvia: A download, and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage pdf, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ePUBRelating history is so often dry and boring as if seasoned with the dust of the libraries and archives in which it is held Not so with Charity & Sylvia Rachel Hope Cleves brings these strong women to life and includes the reader in their circle of confidenceHistorical accuracy is spot on or as near as it can be which is hard enough to achieve with recognizable figures That Cleves has achieved it with two ordinary women and at that two women who lived what we imagine to have been a taboo life together is a credit to her research abilities and her tenacity But an accurate story can still be dry and boring and the author avoided that pitfall beautifully The reader can feel the life and vitality emanating from Charity & Sylvia which makes their story all the real and relevant to today’s society Love is timeless and


  9. awallac2 awallac2 says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ☆ Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ☆ charity epub, sylvia: pdf, same sex free, marriage pdf, early pdf, america pdf, Charity and kindle, Sylvia: A pdf, Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage kindle, and Sylvia: A download, and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage pdf, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ePUBInteresting and in depth look at two women's lives Well worth the read for anyone interested in ueer history in America


  10. Anne Marie Anne Marie says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ☆ Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ☆ charity epub, sylvia: pdf, same sex free, marriage pdf, early pdf, america pdf, Charity and kindle, Sylvia: A pdf, Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage kindle, and Sylvia: A download, and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage pdf, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ePUBAn amazing story of 2 women making it work a hundred years before it was even considered a possibility


  11. Karen Jensen Karen Jensen says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ☆ Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ☆ charity epub, sylvia: pdf, same sex free, marriage pdf, early pdf, america pdf, Charity and kindle, Sylvia: A pdf, Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage kindle, and Sylvia: A download, and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage pdf, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ePUBFantastic read The story illustrates that same sex couples have been around for a long time and they can have a stable & loving relationships


  12. Thomas Kelm Thomas Kelm says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ☆ Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ☆ charity epub, sylvia: pdf, same sex free, marriage pdf, early pdf, america pdf, Charity and kindle, Sylvia: A pdf, Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage kindle, and Sylvia: A download, and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage pdf, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America ePUBExcellent service No worries


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