and the American Experience: A Concise History 2/e
American Women: A Documentary History, 1600-1900 2/e
and the American Experience 3/e
American Women: A documentary History 2/e
View a page of Martha Ballard’s famous diary at http://www.dohistory.org/diary/1785/01/17850101_img.html.
Look at a letter describing the treatment for a woman “in pthisis pulmonalis” to learn about 18th-century
medical remedies at http://www.dohistory.org/archive/doc102/.
Childbirth was strictly a women’s ritual. Read about 18th-century
rejection of male involvement in childbirth in Samuel Gregory’s Man-Midwifery
Exposed and Corrected at http://www.dohistory.org/archive/doc041/.
Learn some colonial laws and punishments for violation in
the Perpetual Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as of 1789 at http://www.dohistory.org/archive/doc024/.
Read through Foster vs. North, a 1790 Supreme Judicial
Court case of assault at http://www.dohistory.org/archive/doc021/.
Read three newspapers, the Pennsylvania Gazette, the
Boston Gazette, and the Massachusetts Continental, from the second
half of 18th-century America at http://earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/past/index.html.
Look at maps of the colonies during the 18th-century.
Some relate to the Revolutionary War at http://earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/maps/index.html.
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