American Women's History: A Timeline
Colonial America
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Marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe
Pocahontas Marries John Rolfe, 1613 [The Learning Page, Library of Congress]

LaPlante, Eva. American Jezebel [Interview online]. Interviewed by Dick Gordon. The Connection. National Public Radio, 19 March 2004. Available from: LaPlante is the author of American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defeated the Puritans (Harper, 2004).

Anne Bradstreet: America's First Poet includes an interview with poet Charlotte Gordon, author of Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America's First Poet.


Norton, Mary Beth. Sex, Religion, and Society in Early America; or, a 17th-Century Maryland Menage a Trois and its Consequences [lecture online]. Talking History, 14 September 2000. Available from:

A Puritan Maiden's Diary, 1675 [Pages from Her Story, Library of Congress]

Salem witch trials.

Norton, Mary Beth. Salem Witch Trials [Interview online]. Interviewed by Eileen Dugan. Talking History, October 2002. Available from:

Reis, Elizabeth. Women and Witchcraft in Colonial Salem, Massachusetts. Interviewed by Bryan Le Beau, Talking History, 29 October 1998. Available from:

That Properly Belongs to Every Christian Man, 1708 is part of the Library of Virginia's Working Out Her Destiny exhibit.

Eliza Lucas Pinckney helps introduce the cultivation of indigo to South Carolina
A brief profile of Eliza Lucas Pinckney appears in Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business.

Priscilla's Homecoming tells the story of Priscilla, a 10 year old girl taken on a slave ship from Sierra Leone to South Carolina in 1756.

American Women's History: A Timeline

Ken Middleton
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132