Properly Belongs to Every Christian Man, 1708 is part of the Library
of Virginia's Working Out Her
Eliza Lucas Pinckney helps introduce the cultivation of indigo to South
A brief profile of Eliza
Lucas Pinckney appears in Enterprising Women: 250
Years of American Business.
Homecoming tells the story of Priscilla, a 10 year old girl taken on a
slave ship from Sierra Leone to South Carolina in 1756.
Purchases a Slave Child, July 11, 1761 [Mass Moments, Massachusetts
Foundation for the Humanities]
Phillis Wheatley becomes the first African American to publish a
book: Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral.
The Massachusetts Historical Society's From
Our Cabinet feature includes images of the title page and
frontpiece of the book, as well as a poem in Wheatley's hand.
Peculiar Circumstances of the times" reproduces a letter from Mercy
Warren, dated 29 December 1774, to Catharine Macaulay. Warren described
the impact of the closing of the port of Boston and of the Coercive Acts.
Abigail Adams Knows
"The Die is Cast" [Mass Moments, Massachusetts Foundation for the
Money and Run: April/May 1775 -- Rachel Revere to Paul Revere is part
of the exhibit, Spy Letters of the
American Revolution [Clements Library, University of Michigan].
Abigail Adams' "Remember the Ladies" letter to John Adams, 31 March 1776.
Manuscripts: Remember the Ladies from the Massachusetts Historical
Knox to Henry Knox, August 23, 1777, part of the Treasures of
the Collection exhibit [Gilder Lehrman Institute of American
Mary Katharine Goddard is the printer of the first copy of the
of Independence with the typeset names of the signers.
See the profile
of Goddard in the Enterprising Women
The sentiments of an
American Woman is featured in An
American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of
Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera [Library of Congress]
Washington's Gown, 1780s [Legacies: Collecting America's History at
Jury Decides in
Favor of "Mum Bett" Freeman, August 22, 1781
[Mass Moments, Massachusetts Foundation for the
soldier in disguise [Massachusetts Historical Society]
Deborah Sampson enlisted in the Continental Army under the name "Robert
Shurtliff." This site reproduces a letter by Paul Revere in support of a
military pension for Deborah Sampson Gannett.
Sampson, Continental Soldier [Old South Meeting House,
Boston, 29 September 2004]
"Join historian Alfred Young, author of Masquerade, and Pulitzer Prize
winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, in examining Americans' public
memory of Sampson and other Revolutionary-era women. Performer and
storyteller Joan Gatturna brings Deborah Sampson to life in a dramatic
Martha Ballard begins her diary on January 1, 1785.
See Martha Ballard's Diary
Petition by Rachel Lovell Wells, 1786 [Women's Project of New Jersey]
Warren to Catherine Macaulay, 28 September 1787
Washington to Francis B. Washington [Archive of Past Documents, Gilder
Warren. Autograph letter signed, dated Plimouth [Massachusetts], 20
September 1789, to Catharine Macaulay is one of the letters that is
featured in Dear
Madam: Letters Between Catharine Macaulay and Mercy Warren
Research Sources for This Time Period
The American Revolution section of
American Women's History: A Research Guide includes information
about Bibliographies, Biographical Sources,
Historical Overviews, and other sources.
See the interview
with Cokie Roberts about her book,
Founding Mothers, or listen to the interview with Carol
Berkin on Revolutionary Mothers [Talking History, 7 July 2005].
Dewees's journal from Philadelphia to Kentucky is part of the The First
American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820.
Dewees describes her journey from Philadelphia to Lexington,
Kentucky. Dated Sept. 27, 1788-Feb. 11 1788 [i.e. 1789].
Papers of John Jay include numerous letters to and from Jay's
American Women's History: A Timeline
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