Category: Women

Virginia – Women

Fashion Many style modes truly originated in France in the early 1700s. But the colonists believed that England was the source for all the latest trends and fashions of the time. When the new nation was born Revolutionary leaders believed…

The Women of New York

The Real Housewives of New York: 1780s edition Role of Women Not much was documented on the women in the decade of the 1780s. From various documents and texts, what is said basically generalizes the actions and daily life of…

Women in South Carolina

Women were not particularly “important,” or rather, recognized for their importance during the eighteenth century. Somehow womens’ struggles for equality continue presently, but have made great strides from the type of life a woman endured in the 1780s. South Carolina in…

Women in Connecticut

The Revolutionary spirit of New England that was so fundamental in spreading ideas of liberty and equality before the war against Great Britain did not skip over women.  Although Connecticut’s women played the typical domestic role of the time, they…

Delaware Women

Not much is known about women in Delaware during the colonial area. There was one very interesting piece of information however, about a young girl who was a slave. In 1740, Betty, an eighteen year old girl, was put on…

Women in New Hampshire

Decision: 1780’s 10/30/12 Dr. Strom Women in New Hampshire             New Hampshire was very similar to other states with its treatment of women rural or urban. Women during this era did not have many rights compared to men. Women in…

Women in Maryland

 “The Attempt is Praise”    This was a poem written by an anonymous soldier in 1781 and published in the Maryland Gazette. It praises the work of women during the revolutionary war and decribes women as “mirrors of virtue” who inspired…

Women In Rhode Island

The rights of women in Rhode Island were fairly typical for the region and shared most of the same customs of the neighboring states like Connecticut and Massachusetts. Women stayed at home, cooked, and were generally subservient to the patriarch…

North Carolina women

For the most part, women in North Carolina enjoyed the standard rights enjoyed by women in this age.  However, due to North Carolina not being incredibly rigid when it came to enforcing formal law, women often enjoyed a lot of…