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 a boy, I have frequently wandered over the hills at Valley Forge on which were encamped the army of Washington during that memorable winter of 1777-78, one of the darkest periods of our nations historymy imagination has again peopled those fields and chestnut groves with that ragged collection of barefooted men whose bloody tracks in the snow attested their devotion to the cause of freedom...”

Dr. J. Scott, U.S. Consul, American Legation, Honolulu
Anniversary of American Independence. The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Honolulu: July 9, 1870.