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The Week on Dispatches: Roberto Oscar Flores de Apodaca on Prayer and Thanksgiving of the Common Soldier

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews PhD student Roberto Oscar Flores de Apodaca on recovering the religious life of the common soldier through... The post The Week on Dispatches: Roberto Oscar Flores de Apodaca on Prayer...

September 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 29, 1769). “TO BE SOLD … a NEGRO MAN, that understand the Rope-making Business.” “What can we learn about the experiences...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Sep 2019

The Burning Church

For the last month, it seems like whenever I engaged in any form of social media I found myself looking at a primitive painting of a burning church. This image, by the nineteenth-century British expat artist John Hilling (1822-1894), who worked in Massachusetts...
From: streets of salem on 23 Sep 2019

Witches - Timeline of the 1692 Salem's Anti-Woman Witch Hunt

.During 1692, formal charges of witchcraft were brought against 156 people & most were women. On both sides of the Atlantic, witchcraft was perceived as a primarily female phenomenon & over ¾ of the accused were women. Puritans did not believe...
From: 17th-century American Women on 11 Oct 2013

Witches - Cotton Mather on Witches 1689

In 1692, at the Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, & Tituba, an Indian slave from Barbados, were charged with the illegal practice of witchcraft. Later that day, Tituba, possibly under coercion, confessed to...
From: 17th-century American Women on 10 Oct 2013

Portrait of an 17C Colonial British-American Woman

1679 Mrs. Richard Patteshall (Martha Woody) and Child. Atr Thomas Smith, American, c 1650–1691 Mseum of Fine Arts, Boston Among the earliest depictions of a mother and child surviving from colonial New England, Mrs. Richard Patteshall (Martha Woody)...
From: 17th-century American Women on 1 Jun 2017

Whirlwind Weekend

I am pleasantly tired at the end of a busy weekend, which included: a sunset sail, several garden walks, a tour of the Coast Guard’s tall ship Eagle, long conversations into the night, the annual vintage car show on Chestnut Street, and...
From: streets of salem on 12 Aug 2019

Decorous Dispossession: Legally Extinguishing Acadian Landholding Rights

Elizabeth Mancke [Welcome to our summer series on Acadian history! We are very excited to be presenting this special five-week series, cross-posting on Unwritten Histories, Borealia, and  Acadiensis, and in collaboration with the Fredericton Regional...
From: Borealia on 30 Jul 2019

A Statesman’s Summer House

I was up in New Hampshire this past weekend for a spectacular summer wedding on Dublin Lake, and of course I made time for side trips; the Granite State continues to be a place of perpetual discovery for me after a lifetime of merely driving around or...
From: streets of salem on 29 Jul 2019

Sweeping through Beauport

Historic New England offers comprehensive “nooks and crannies” tours through several of its properties occasionally, and I was fortunate to go on one of these basement-to-attic-and-all-the-closets-in-between tours of Beauport, the rambling...
From: streets of salem on 29 Jun 2019

Wenlock Christison defends doomed Quakers in 1659 Puritan Massachusetts

Wenlock Christison Defending Quaker Witches in 1659 Puritan MassachusettsArticle from The Salisbury Times (now The Delmarva Times), Salisbury, Maryland by Dr. William H. Wroten, Jr."In the middle of the 17C, religious freedom was not a major characteristic...
From: 17th-century American Women on 29 Oct 2014

New England's 1656 Witch Trial

History of Witches and Wizards, 1720Trials for witchcraft in New England did not begin in 1692.  In The Salem Witch Trials: a Reference Guide by K. David Goss, he recounts the trial of Anne Hibbins who was hanged in 1656. Anne Hibbins (1656) was...
From: 17th-century American Women on 30 Oct 2017

Persecution in America - Quaker Martyr Mary Barrett Dyer c 1612-1660 Hanged in Massachusetts

. Mary Barrett Dyer, born in England, challenged the religious persecution of Quakers in the American colonies. She and her husband, William Dyer, emigrated to Massachusetts in 1635, just 2 years after they married in London.  She sympathized...
From: 17th-century American Women on 11 Aug 2013

Portrait of an 17C Boston British-American Woman and her Daughter

The Freake Limner (American Colonial Era Painter, active 1670-c 1680) Mrs Elizabeth Freake and Baby Mary 1674, Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts In the 17th-century the North American colonies enjoyed neither the wealth nor the leisure to cultivate...
From: 17th-century American Women on 3 Jun 2017

Etching Salem

This is generally a beautiful time of year to take photographs around Salem but it’s been rather cold and dreary for the past few weeks, with the exception of a few isolated days. I’m sure that when everything dries out we will be living in...
From: streets of salem on 15 May 2019

The Dangerous Quaker Lady Deborah Moody - Only Women to Found a Colony on the Atlantic Coast

Lady Deborah Moody (1586-1659), founder of a colony on Long Island, was born at Avebury in Wiltshire County, England. Her parents, Walter Dunch and Deborah, daughter of James Pilkington, Bishop of Durham, who had been a radical Protestant in the time...
From: 17th-century American Women on 31 Aug 2017

1631 Young New England Indentured Servant's Urgent Plea to his Parents Back in England

From the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2nd Series, vol. 8 (Boston, 1892-1894). The writer is unidentified.March 15, 1631To my loving father William Pond, at Etherston in Suffolk give this.MOST LOVING & KIND FATHER & MOTHER,...
From: 17th-century American Women on 17 Aug 2017

Codfish Aristocracy

Growing up in York, Maine, my focus was increasingly over the river and out of state once I hit my teens, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a larger town with a mall, movie theaters, downtown shops, and lots and lots of restaurants. As I’ve said before,...
From: streets of salem on 2 Apr 2019

Spring in Rural New England During the Founding Era: General Montgomery's Store

General Montogmery’s Store, 24 March 1793, Haverhill, NH What was happening in the small court town of Haverhill, NH. on this day in 1793?          It was a Sunday, and there were no purchases...
From: SilkDamask on 24 Mar 2019

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (March 10, 1769). “TO BE SOLD … A NEGRO MAN.” This advertisement in the Connecticut Journal offered an African...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Mar 2019

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