Ida Flowers’ Colonial Women

You just woke up on a plantation. The year is 1750. There's no electricity, no sounds but the chirping of birds and the crowing of a rooster--and perhaps, a baby crying. There's no running water for a shower, no hair dryer. In fact, there's not even a toilet. welcome to colonial america I just love…

Position Entails Some Travel

Sarah kimble's travel journal Sarah Kimble was born in Boston, and about 1689 married Mr. Knight, an agent and shipmaster. It’s commonly thought that her husband was considerably older than she was, and that she must have taken charge of a bit of her husband’s business, because she possessed substantial business skills.  It was to…

Will the Real Pocahontas Please Stand Up?

Pocahontas what? You mean disney didn't create you? We all know the Disney version of the story of the Indian princess Pocahontas and Captain John Smith. This story is told by John Smith himself. Smith describes her in his accounts as a tom-boy, romping about her village, and describes her generosity and kindness to the…

America’s First Newspaper Woman

When Elizabeth Timothy's husband died in an accident a few days before Christmas, in 1738, she had five children, the oldest thirteen, and a baby expected "hourly." I don't know about you, but I cannot imagine myself in a worse situation. Christmas time is hard enough for me having only two children. To be hit…

Plantation Management

girl grows indigo in south carolina colony At the age of sixteen tender years, Eliza Lucas became the manager of her father’s 600-acre plantation in South Carolina. Her mother was ailing, and the work involved in the management of the entire operation fell upon her shoulders. She was also supervisor of the overseers of her…