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Why We LeftUntold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants$
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Joanna Brooks

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816681259

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816681259.001.0001

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Seduction of the House Carpenter’s Wife

Seduction of the House Carpenter’s Wife

Abandonment and the Story of Colonial Migration

(p.131) Chapter Five Seduction of the House Carpenter’s Wife
Why We Left

Joanna Brooks

University of Minnesota Press

Following the clues in the folk ballad “The House Carpenter’s Wife,” this chapter discusses the gendered impacts of English economic destabilization that propelled emigration to North America and women’s perspectives on their place in the globalizing colonial world.

Keywords:   colonization, folk music, ballads, immigration, Land of Opportunity, Colonial America, globalization

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