The Winthrop Woman - Chapter Ten Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Ten Summary

The controversy surrounding John Winthrop's governorship results in a divided vote. John's iron-fisted methods of leadership have begun to resemble tyranny, and his opposition to democracy, based on his religious interpretations, has begun to be disturbing to those who came here for freedom. It turns out that the charter allows for participation by the people in decisions, so Winthrop grudgingly allows each district three representatives. Robert Feake is chosen as one of Watertown's select men. As a result of this new system Winthrop is ousted from office, and Thomas Dudley, now his son-in-law, is voted in. Boston is finally in a merrier mood as they celebrate in the interim period between governors. During the celebration, Elizabeth spots Will Hallet, who is now eighteen.

Bess plans a visit to her sister Martha, who is pregnant and needing her. Bess's daughter Joan and...

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