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!

“The Stamp Act, enforced taxation without representation, and the Boston Post Bill were steps by which the advance was made through a period of ten years toward revolution, and when with Lexington and Concord, the shot was fired, heard round the world the war was actually begun. All hesitation was now abandoned, and a Congress was called together for the purpose of deciding the future of the oppressed American colonies.”

G. W. Woods, Surgeon, from an Address delivered at the American Centennial Celebration at the Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu
Source: The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Honolulu: July 8, 1876.