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…

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…