The Early Modern Commons

18th-century American Women

Recent Posts

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,...

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...