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17C American Women: Women in 17C Virginia

20 February 2018

17C American Women: Women in 17C Virginia: This is the Virginia of the  Native Americans,  that British American colonial women would have found in the early years of the...

17C American Women: 1656 John Hammond's Defense of Servitude for Women...

18 February 2018

17C American Women: 1656 John Hammond's Defense of Servitude for Women...: 19C Depiction of Females Arriving In Jamestown, Virginia's Indentured Servants Source: John Hammond. Leah...

17C American Women: Making hay while the sun shines...

16 February 2018

17C American Women: Making hay while the sun shines...: In both Britain & her American colonies, women & men often worked side-by-side to gather the hay.  Of course, the...