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17th-century American Women

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Wenlock Christison defends doomed Quakers in 1659 Puritan Massachusetts

29 October 2014

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...

Quakers in America 17C-18C

29 October 2014

Hugh Barbour and J. William Frost, The Quakers (1988). History.com  The Society of Friends, or Quakers, began at the tail end of Europe‚Äôs Protestant Reformation in the 17th century....

1642 Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) Portrait of a Woman

31 August 2014

We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American colonies, but the prints by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) allow us to see the hairstyles & fashions being worn on the...

1642 Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) Portrait of a Woman

29 August 2014

We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American colonies, but the prints by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) allow us to see the hairstyles & fashions being worn on the...