Sailing cards …” are significant and distinctive maritime documents. Agents or owners commonly advertised the availability and loading of their vessels in the local newspapers, but by the mid-1850’s the colorful sailing cards began to appear in the windows of shipping firms, banks, and public shops along the waterfronts in ports like New York and Boston. 38 more words
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One of my favorite sources to spark discussion in class, especially in courses like the Atlantic World, British Empire, and American history, are historic maps. What can maps tell us about how people at the time perceived the world around them? 676 more words
U.S Stamp Gallery. (1975). Sybil Ludington commemorative stamp. Retrieved from http://www.usstampgallery.com/view.php?id=f19483c6a9fbacfebff05eb372439d8c0403745f
More specific information about Sybil from the National Woman’s History Museum: https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/sibyl-ludington/
Most of us remember Paul Revere as the man who mounted a horse and shouted “The British are coming!” as he rode through the night. 239 more words
Montgomery, T.W. (2016). Deborah Sampson: America’s first woman soldier. Plays, 6, 34-40.
Young Deborah Sampson was a servant who many people thought to have “boyish” features. 306 more words