|American Women Through Time|
Emma Hart Willard founds the Troy Female Seminary in New York.
Adams Female Academy opens in Londonderry, New Hampshire under the
leadership of Zilpah Polly Grant.
Rebecca Webb Lukens promises her husband on his deathbed that she will
manage the family's iron manufacturing business.
Margaret O'Neale "Peggy" Timberlake marries John Eaton.
1829 Perkins School for the Blind Incorporated [Mass Moments, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities]
1830 The Indian Removal Act is signed into law. The ARC database includes a digital image of "Memorial from the ladies of Steubenville, Ohio, protesting Indian Removal, 02/15/1830."
Maria Stewart's first essay, Religion and the Pure Principles of
Morality, is published.
1832 Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society is founded.
1833 Lydia Maria Child calls for immediate emancipation in An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans (Google Book Search).
1833 Oberlin College becomes the
first coeducational collegiate institution
in the United States.
1833 The Philadelphia Female
Anti-Slavery Society is founded.
1833 Prudence Crandall, a white
Quaker, opens a teacher-training school for
young African-American women in Canterbury, Connecticut. Local opposition
forces the school to close the following year.
Lies in Ruins [Mass Moments, Massachusetts Foundation for the
1835 Advertisement for the capture of Harriet Jacobs. American Beacon, Norfolk Virginia, July 4, 1835 [Harriet Jacobs: Selected Writings and Correspondence]
1836 Angelina Grimke's Appeal to the Christian Women of the South (1836) is available as part of the Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection [Cornell University Llibrary].
1836 Whitman Mission
Laura Bridgman becomes a student at the Perkins School for the Blind.
1837 Mary Lyon (1797-1849) founds Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in Massachusetts. See the Mary Lyon Collection, part of the Five College Archives Digital Access Project.
1838 Angelina Grimke addresses Legislature [Mass Moments, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities]
Kemble [Women Working, 1870-1930]
1838 Trail of Tears
Mississippi passes Married Women's Property Act.
II. Research Sources
Peterson, Kelsy. The Glory
of Woman: Prescriptive Literature in the
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
[online]. Durham, NC: Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and
Culture, Duke University, 2003 [cited 21 November 2005]. Available
Women Working, 1800-1930
[online]. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Library Open Collections
Program, 2004- [cited 21 November 2005]. Available
Historical Museum Children's Clothing Collection
[online]. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, updated 26 June 2001
[cited 10 December 2001]. Available
Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson Slave Letters, 1837-1838 [Special Collections Library at Duke University]
Latta Family Letters, 1824-1830 [online]. Charlotte: University of North Carolina, 1999. Available from: http://libweb.uncc.edu/archives/latta/.
Patients' Voices in Early
19th Century Virginia
Letters to Doct. Carmichael and Son [online]. Charlottesville: Claude
Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia, 2005. Available
Halnon, Mary. Women in
America: 1820-1842 [online].
The lives of American women from the perspective of Europeans.
Historical Census Browser
The database America: History & Life offers a simple option
for limiting a search for articles and other sources to a specific time
period. If you are searching for articles that cover 1820 to 1839,
enter 1820d or 1830d in the "Time Period" row of the search screen.
See America: History & Life: Searching by Time
Period for an example using another time period.
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