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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.


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.


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.