The Letters I Left Behind: Judith Sargent Murray Papers, Letter Book 10

The Letters I Left Behind Judith Sargent Murray Papers Letter Book In a twenty three year old woman from Gloucester Massachusetts determined to create a written record of her observations thoughts and activities during a most pivotal time in American histor

  • Title: The Letters I Left Behind: Judith Sargent Murray Papers, Letter Book 10
  • Author: Bonnie Hurd Smith
  • ISBN: 1892839008
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1774, a twenty three year old woman from Gloucester, Massachusetts, determined to create a written record of her observations, thoughts, and activities during a most pivotal time in American history She was a student of history who found herself witness to a period of profound political and theological change She had the presence of mind and the literacy skills to docIn 1774, a twenty three year old woman from Gloucester, Massachusetts, determined to create a written record of her observations, thoughts, and activities during a most pivotal time in American history She was a student of history who found herself witness to a period of profound political and theological change She had the presence of mind and the literacy skills to document the years between 1774 and 1818 by writing hundreds of letters to family, friends, and leading citizens, and deliberately copying this correspondence into blank volumes called letter books for future generations.This was no ordinary woman.Judith Sargent Murray 1751 1820 came of age at a time when women in the British colonies had virtually no political role And yet this self educated, spirited daughter of the prominent, civic minded Sargent family wanted to participate She insisted upon it She created a public voice for herself through her writing When her essay On the Equality of the Sexes appeared in the MassachusettsMagazine in 1790, she became one of the earliest voices for equality between women and men in America She went on to advocate for female education, economic independence, and political power She wrote generally about citizenship in the new nation, federalism, virtue, and philanthropy What kind of society would Americans create Through her many published essays, Judith Sargent Murray was a familiar and respected voice in the national conversation.Until recently, however, her essays were considered the onlydocumentation of her life Scholars did not know that her letter books existed until they were discovered in 1984 and published on microfilm five years later The Letters I Left Behind Letter Book 10 is part of a multiyear project to transcribe and publish each of Judith Sargent Murray s twenty letter books in print and, eventually, electronically to make this primary source material readily available and to restore her voice to the American story.She hoped for affectionate posterity, as she explained in her first letter book, and she deserves nothing less BHS

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    • This book contains letters Judith Sargent Murray wrote during the years 1796 and 1799, including all of the letters she wrote to George Washington and John Adams. It traces the process of writing and publishing her book, The Gleaner (she was the first woman to self-publish a book in the U.S.), and how she raised and educated her young daughter in Boston. The book also includes a biographical introduction of Murray. It's a fascinating, new eyewitness account!


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