The Early Modern Commons

17th-century American Women

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17C Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born mostly English artist, 1607-1677)

22 November 2017

17C Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born mostly English artist, 1607-1677). We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American colonies, but the portrait prints of women...

Plymouth Colony Widows - Estate & Inheritance Rules

21 November 2017

Plymouth established in the 1636 laws, that it would adopt the inheritance rules of a particular "hold" in Kent County, England: "That Inheritance do descend according to the co[mm]endable...

1619 Virginia's 1st British American colonial Thanksgiving

21 November 2017

"First Thanksgiving" by Sidney King The First British American Colonial Thanksgiving Took Place in Virginia, not Massachusetts Washingtonian Magazine by Matt Blitz Published November...

17C Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born mostly English artist, 1607-1677)

20 November 2017

17C Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born mostly English artist, 1607-1677). We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American colonies, but the portrait prints of women...