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By Else L. Hambleton

This research examines instances of fornication, bastardy, and paternity situations introduced ahead of the courts in Essex County, Massachusetts among 1640 and 1692. Prosecution and conviction premiums, sentencing styles, and socio-economic facts, in addition to attitudes, have been analyzed to figure out that girls who bore illegitimate teenagers have been punished extra significantly than their male companions, and thought of with contempt through nearly all of women.

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