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Rather be Oppressed 

Over the past weekend my husband and I went to town. I began to grow saddened again when we went into stores and I saw all of the women at work. 746 more words


The Widow Judith

When I wrote in the previous post about Edward Durant II’s “will,” I misspoke — Edward Durant II died intestate, but the distribution of real estate was apparently agreed-upon by his administrators (his widow Judith Waldo Durant and his son Edward Durant III). 425 more words

Whoops, time off... and Judith Waldo Durant

These things happen.

The saga of Cornelius Durant and Betsey Hawley never found any clear resolution. I need to email V., our guest, the contact info for the Ripley County Historical Society, as I’ve pretty much exhausted my resources. 639 more words

Mary Hampson: A Story of Domestic Violence

Mary Hampson

Her Story of Marital Abuse and Defiance

in Seventeenth-Century England

by Jessica L. Malay


A video interview of Ms. Malay

The legal state of coverture… 1,361 more words

Susana Ellis

September 9

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today?

“To carry on Business on her own proper Account, as sole Dealer and seperate Trader.” 381 more words

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