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Witchcraft in Bermuda

This document details the trial of Jeane Gardiner, who was accused of witchcraft during the Bermuda hysteria of 1651–1655.

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The Middle Passage

This record of the slaving voyage of the English ship "James" contains records of women and girls who endured the brutalities of the Middle Passage.

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Patent for Cleaning and Curing Corn

The first patent issued to an English colonist was for a new invention created by Philadelphian inventor Sybilla Masters. The patent was filed under her husband’s name because women could not be legally recognized.

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Women and the Code Noir

Excerpts from the French legal code governing enslaved people that deal specifically with enslaved women and reproduction.

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