This overview includes numerous examples of illustrations, sheet music, and ephemera (e.g., an ornate Boston Valentines Party dance card).
Essays explore such topics as dance types, fashion, dance etiquette, and opposition to dance.
Four of the seven letters in this online exhibit were written by Mercy Warren (1728-1814) to Catharine Macaulay. Warren noted the impact of the closing of the port of Boston and the passing of the Coercive Acts (29 December 1774); described public...
Dorothy West, author of numerous short stories and the novels The Living Is Easy (1948) and The Wedding (1995), was born in Boston in 1907. Highlights in this collection include drafts and rewrites of her novels, as well as letters from Fannie...
African American women authors; African American women journalists; Women authors; Women journalists
Searchable digital collection of pamphlets and leaflets. Activities of women's societies in opposing slavery are heavily documented. Highlights include reports from the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society and the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery...
Antislavery movements; Women
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