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Hardenbroeck vs Orphanmasters

This document illuminates the way the Dutch Orphanmasters’ Court protected the inheritance rights of young women, and one mother’s attempt to keep them from meddling in her affairs.


Childcare in the New World

The cradleboard and "loopwagen" allowed Oneida and Dutch women to work while still keeping their children safe and close by. They symbolize the double duty all mothers in the early colonial period had to do.