Over the Threshold is the first in-depth work to explore the topic of intimate violence in the American colonies and the early Republic. The essays examine domestic violence in both urban and frontier environments, between husbands and wives, parents and children, and masters and slaves. This compelling collection puts commonly held notions about intimate violence under strict historical scrutiny, often producing surprising results.
About the Author:
Christine Daniels and Michael V. Kennedy are both Assistant Professors of History at Michigan State University. Professor Daniels has published several articles on labor in early America. Professor Kennedy is co-editor, with William G. Shade, of The World TurnedUpside-Down: Essays on the State of ColonialNorth-American Studies.