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From: Ms Betty Fredericks <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Women's Rights in 1700's
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 03:52:52 -0700 (PDT)
In this morning's MassMoments e-mail there is a story about a young woman who attempted to become a soldier in the American Revolution. After she was discovered, she became an actress in a Boston theater - that wasn't allowed by "society," either:
Do most of you know about the interesting book, "Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony?"
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
P.S. I'm considering starting up a new List for discussing "State Hospitals in New England." It will include discussion of "Asylums" and State Schools, etc. I might request it for all State Hospitals in the USA.
Many women went to stay in State Hospitals for various reasons. A (late) researcher spent a couple years making a list of all the people from Nova Scotia who ended up staying at the "Tewksbury State Hospital" in MA. I used to read the "reasons" and they were interesting. Some women came down to MA to "find" the man who got them pregnant.
I was reminded that there is a List for discussing "Poorhouses." I don't belong to that List, so I don't know if "poor farms" in New England are mentioned on it. As he said yesterday, "poorhouses" are more known in the U.K.
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