Colonial American Women
Books & Media
Coft, Nancy. Root of Bitterness: Documents of the Social History of American Women. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1996.
Kerber, Linda K. “’Ourselves and Our Daughters Forever’: Women and the Constitution, 1787-1876;” One Woman, One Vote: Rediscovering the Women’s Suffrage Movement, ed. Marjorie Spruill Wheeler.
Treckel, Paula A. "'The Empire of My Heart': The Marriage of William Byrd II and Lucy Parke Byrd." Portrait of America, Vol. 1. Eds: Stephen Oates and Charles Errico. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003. 56-70.
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. A Midwife's Tale. New York: Vintage Books, 1990.
A Midwife's Tale. PBS Home Video. 1997
- Excerpt from the Diary of Martha Ballard:
These excerpts are based on the theme "Martha Ballard and Money" and give many examples of the kinds of work Martha did and the types of goods that were traded in addition to money.
- Letter from Elizabeth Sprigs, an indentured servant:
- Elizabeth Fuller Diary:
- Images of slavery in America:
- Colonial Williamsburg: "Introduction to Colonial African-American Life"
This site provides a good overview of colonial life for African-Americans, both enslaved and free.
- Colonial Williamsburg: "Meet the People"
The Colonial Williamsburg website describes a number of people who lived in Williamsburg, including Lady Susannah Beverley Randolph, a member of a powerful gentry class family.