Emma Hart Willard founds the Troy Female Seminary in New York.
Working, 1800-1930 site includes a profile of Willard and links to
works by and about Willard.
Adams Female Academy opens in Londonderry, New Hampshire under the
leadership of Zilpah Polly Grant.
See the Zilpah
P. Grant Banister Papers, part of the Five College Archives Digital
Rebecca Webb Lukens promises her husband on his deathbed that she will
manage the family's iron manufacturing business.
See Judith Scheffler's
" . . . there was difficulty and danger on every side": The Family and
Business Leadership of Rebecca Lukens [online] Pennsylvania
History 66 (Summer 1999): 276-310.
Margaret O'Neale "Peggy" Timberlake marries John Eaton.
Watch the Booknotes
Interview with John Marszalek, author of The Petticoat
Affair: Manners, Mutiny and Sex in Andrew Jackson's White House.
Petticoat Affair in a library.
Perkins School for
the Blind Incorporated [Mass Moments, Massachusetts Foundation for the
The Indian Removal Act is signed into law.
database includes a digital image of "Memorial from the ladies of
protesting Indian Removal, 02/15/1830."
Maria Stewart's first essay, Religion and the Pure Principles of
Morality, is published.
Watch Spencer Crew's lecture, Heritage
Guild: Honoring David Walker and Maria Stewart [video; 1 hour, 20
min.]. A reading of Stewart's essay, noted above,
begins about 19 minutes into the program.
a collection of Stewart's religious and political writings,
is part of Digital
Schomburg: African American Women Writers of
1832 Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society is founded.
J. May Anti-Slavery Collection includes annual reports of the society,
beginning with 1835.
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.
Ohio Memory includes
Oberlin student Betsy Mix Cowles' letters from the 1830s.
Women and Social Movements in the
United States includes documents that students can apply to the
following question: How Did Oberlin
Women Students Draw on Their College Experience to
Participate in Antebellum Social Movements, 1831-1861?
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.
Crandall's letters and other relevant documents are reproduced in A Canterbury Tale: A
Document Package for Connecticut's Prudence Crandall Affair [Gilder
See Kazimiera Kozlowski and David A. Poirier, .... To Get A
Little More Learning. -
Prudence Crandall's Female Boarding School CRM Online 20,
no. 3 (1997): 40-43.
Lies in Ruins [Mass Moments, Massachusetts Foundation for the
Listen to Nancy Schultz' lecture about the Charlestown
Convent Fire of 1834 [WGBH Forum].
Ursuline Convent Collection [American Catholic History Research
Center] includes a hand-written copy of an eyewitness report of the
Advertisement for the
capture of Harriet Jacobs. American Beacon, Norfolk Virginia,
July 4, 1835 [Harriet Jacobs: Selected Writings and Correspondence]
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
Letters and Journals of Narcissa Whitman 1836-1847 [New Perspectives
on the West, PBS]
See Whitman Mission National Historic
Site includes information about the role of Narcissa and Marcus
establishing the Oregon Trail, as well as the conflicts that developed
between the Cayuse people and the Whitmans.
Laura Bridgman becomes a student at the Perkins School for the Blind.
The Perkins School for the Blind History Museum offers a Biographical
profile of Bridgman and a Laura
Bridgman Photo Gallery.
Preview Ernest Freeberg's book, The Education of
Laura Bridgman: First Deaf and Blind Person to Learn Language (Harvard
University Press, 2001).
(1797-1849) founds Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in
See the Mary Lyon
Collection, part of the Five College Archives Digital Access Project.
addresses Legislature [Mass Moments, Massachusetts Foundation for the
Kemble [Women Working, 1870-1930]
Includes an overview of Kemble's life, as well as links to digital
editions of Kemble's Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation
in 1838-1839 and other publications.
Catherine Clinton, author of Fanny Kemble's Civil Wars,
on Talking History [note date: March 22, 2004].
1838 Trail of Tears
Trail of Tears: The Forced Relocation of the Cherokee Nation [Teaching
with Historic Places Lesson Plans, National Park Service]
Mississippi passes Married Women's Property Act.
LeAnne Howe's article,
Betsy Love and the Mississippi Married Women's Property Act of 1839,
appears in Mississippi History Now [Mississippi Historical
American Women Through Time
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