Don’t Forget the Ladies

And you can rest assured that we have not! Those famous words were uttered in 1787 by Abigail Adams to her husband, John Adams, as he and others set off to create the American Constitution. This section of the Online Library is dedicated to the vital role women played in the American Revolution and the formation of the United States of America.

Go to this web link for ‘The Women of the American Revolution,’ by Elizabeth Ellet, 1849:
or you may purchase the book here:

We also recommend reading ‘American Athenas: Women in the Revolution,’ by Tina Ann Nguyen:

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Martha Washington

Abigail Adams

Dicey Langston

Lydia Barrington Darragh

Mary Slocumb

Margaret Cochran Corbin

Esther DeBerdt Reed

Mercy Otis Warren


Our Online Library has been divided into specific categories. We encourage visitors to explore all sections listed or click the sections that most interest you. Enjoy your journey!

“As the last vibration of the midnight bell proclaimed the presence of the jubilant day, the sound of fife and drum broke on the silent air. Hail Columbia, coupled with the ever stirring strains of The Star Spangled Banner and Yankee Doodle, mingled with the firing of guns, the sharp, loud crack of powder-charged anvil, and the glad cheers of hilarious voices. On came the music and our hearts beat quicker as we beheld, borne in front of a band of Hawaiians, the glorious banner of the free. Fourth of July at Hanalei at Princeville Plantation, Kauai, on the 90th anniversary of American independence.”

Source: Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Saturday, July 14, 1866