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This Week on Dispatches: Jane Hampton Cook on “Remember the Ladies,” Abigail Adams on Women’s Right to Vote

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews author and former White House webmaster, Jane Hampton Cook on Abigail Adams’s advice to her husband John... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jane Hampton Cook on “Remember...

How Did John Adams Respond to Abigail’s “Remember the Ladies”?

Women in all states won the universal right to vote one hundred years ago through the ratification of the United States Constitution’s 19th Amendment... The post How Did John Adams Respond to Abigail’s “Remember the Ladies”? appeared...

Equality & Education for 18C American Girls & Slaves

Anthony Benezet (1713-1784) was a Quaker teacher, writer & strong believer in the equality of women & in the abolition of slavery. He was born to a Huguenot (Protestant) family in France. When he was 2 years old, they moved to London to avoid...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 May 2020

What Rights did the Wife of an Indentured Servant have upon his Death?

18C Flour Mill Powered by water... January 7, 1796, from Pearce stating that Davenport, a miller whom George Washington had brought from Pennsylvania, was dead. He had already received six hundred pounds of pork & more wages than were due him as advances...
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Mar 2020

Runaway House Slaves

Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser (Goddard), Baltimore, June 27, 1780.NEGROES, who ran away...Lucy, Hannah, and Nan...They are most of them very artful, and expect to pass as free people...Lucy's business has been to wash and iron. Young Hannah...
From: 18th-century American Women on 18 Jan 2020

Newspaper - Runaway Slaves Who Could Read & Write

.Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser (Richards), Alexandria, September 29, 1785.RAN AWAY...a MULATTO WOMAN, named MOLLY; of a middle size. She took with her two Virginia cloth jackets and petticoats, one brown and one green baize ditto, with sundry...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Jan 2020

Newspaper - 1777 Army Deserter from the Revolution Runs Away with his Pregnant Wife

.DESERTED from the 2d Virginia Regiment in New Jersey, the following ...Serjeant, 30 Years of Age...his Wife, who was heavy with Child, went off with him...the Serjeant...enlisted into Captain Alexander's Company, and may be taken in Frederick County,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Jan 2020

Newspaper - 1751 Runaway Love Triangle in Virginia

.Stafford County, October 13th, 1751. RAN away from the Subscriber, this Day, a Servant Man, anmed William Frye...had on when he went away a bluish grey Kersey Coat, with yellow Buttons...The said Runaway went off with the Wife of the Subscriber, named...
From: 18th-century American Women on 12 Jan 2020

Newspaper - 1736 Runaway Woman - Maryland Indentured Servant

.RAN away, on the 30th of September last, from the City of Annapolis, ...a Servant Woman, named Sarah Miers, a Dutch Woman, and talks broken English, pretty Tall, Round Shoulder'd. Likely in the Face, and had a Flat Nose: They took with them some Wearing...
From: 18th-century American Women on 10 Jan 2020

Biography - 1708 Husband Rules Children & Wife - Virginia - Ann Walker

.Ann Walker's Fight To Attend ChurchIn 1708, Ann Keith Walker (1637- a 1708) appeared before the all male Royal Governor and Council in Williamsburg, Virginia, in a continuing dispute between her and George Walker (c1640-1732), her husband, over...
From: 18th-century American Women on 8 Jan 2020

Tea & the Gentry Wife of the Colonial South

.New Hall Tea Pot, Pattern 121, c 1785-7To understand the well-to-do housewife in the colonial South, the most important fact to remember is that she was completely subordinate to her husband. He was the head of the household & exercised ultimate...
From: 18th-century American Women on 11 Jun 2013

Tea & a Gentry Wife on a country seat in colonial New York

Margarita Schuyler was a wealthy housewife in the countryside near Albany, New York. She was born in January 1701, the daughter of Johannes Schuyler & Elsie Staats Wendell. She was raised by her widowed mother & grew up in the Schuyler house in...
From: 18th-century American Women on 12 Jun 2013

“let serious studies equally employ our minds”

In the second installment of the essay “On the Equality of the Sexes,” written by JUDITH SARGENT MURRAY, that appeared in the April 1790 issue of the Massachusetts Magazine, the author discusses the ways in which society and its conventions...
From: In the Words of Women on 9 Jun 2016

“the needle and the kitchen”

In Part I of her essay in the Massachusetts Magazine of March 1790, JUDITH SARGENT MURRAY explores the ways that the minds of females are supposedly “notoriously deficient, or unequal.” She suggests that although women have been ceded superiority...
From: In the Words of Women on 6 Jun 2016

“The soul unfetter’d, to no sex confin’d”

JUDITH SARGENT MURRAY (1751-1820) was one of the first American advocates of equal rights for women. In 1790, The Massachusetts Magazine published, in two installments, an essay titled “On the Equality of the Sexes” by Murray who was using...
From: In the Words of Women on 30 May 2016

“All the Single Ladies”

Women’s HIstory Month may be past but the subject of women’s history is always relevant. I recommend to your attention a new book All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister (New York City:...
From: In the Words of Women on 4 Apr 2016

“the female that attempts the vindication of her sex”

Continuing the letter from the previous post that Eliza Southgate Bowne wrote to her cousin Moses Porter on the necessity for the cultivation of the abilities and qualities that women possess: Women have more fancy, more lively imaginations than men....
From: In the Words of Women on 16 Apr 2015

“Thus … the qualities … are left to moulder in ruin”

A Girl’s Life Eighty Years Ago: Selections from the Letters of Eliza Southgate Bowne is a delightful collection of letters Eliza Southgate Bowne (1783-1809) wrote to family and friends during her lifetime. The daughter of a well-to-do physician...
From: In the Words of Women on 13 Apr 2015

Newspaper - Virginia Runaway Slave Seamstresses

.An unusual number of the slave seamstresses and house slaves appearing in Virginia runaway notices, were mulatto. The seamstresses had a variety of skills; while all were seamstresses, some were also described as being able to spin, weave, wash, and...
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Oct 2013

Newspaper - Runaway Slaves - Carders, Spinners, Weavers, & Knitters

. Virginia Gazette (Hunter), Williamsburg, November 7, 1754.RAN away...a Mulatto Wench, named Molly, about 26 Years of Age, of a middle Stature, long Visage, and freckled, has a drawling Speech, a down Look, and has been chiefly brought up to Carding...
From: 18th-century American Women on 30 Sep 2013

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