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18th-century American Women

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Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton 1759-1846, poet, humiliated child, betrayed wife, + John Adams

16 September 2014

Gilbert Stuart Gilbert Stuart (American artist, 1755-1828) Mrs. Perez Morton (Sarah Wentworth Apthorp)Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton (1759-1846) was an early American poet whose published...

South Carolina's Martha Laurens Ramsay (1759-1811) & Republican Motherhood

15 September 2014

Martha Laurens (daughter of Henry and Eleanor Laurens). John Wollaston c 1767Martha Laurens Ramsay (1759-1811), South Carolina gentry wife & mother & exemplar of dutiful womanhood,...

Maryland in the Revolution - August 28, 1776 - The Rain and the Retreat

28 August 2014

From the Maryland State Archives, written by Emily Huebner in 2013.  Director of this project was Owen Lourie.The Rain and the RetreatThe morning of August 28, 1776 dawned cold,...