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18th-century American Women

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Benjamin Franklin in England, trying to repeal the Stamp Act...

13 July 2016

. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) portrait by David Martin (1737-1797) c 1766-67 While in London, Franklin's portrait was commissioned by his friend, Edinburgh wine merchant Robert...

Indian Captive Frances Slocum 1773-1847

27 September 2014

Frances Slocum (1773-1847), called Maconaquah, "The Little Bear," an adopted member of the Miami tribe, was taken from her family home by the Lenape in Pennsylvania, on November...

Text of Amelia Simmons American Cookery 1796

18 September 2014

AMERICAN COOKERY,  OR THE ART OF DRESSING VIANDS, FISH, POULTRY, AND VEGETABLES, AND THE BEST MODES OF MAKING PASTES, PUFFS, PIES, TARTS, PUDDINGS, CUSTARDS AND PRESERVES, AND...

Biography of America's Earliest Cookbook Author - Amelia Simmons

18 September 2014

Amelia Simmons. American Cookery, or the art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves,...