Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Women's History-Primary Sources: Early America

Early America

Early America

“Iroquois Creation Myth”

“Iroquois Women Work the Fields”

“Their Extraordinary Great Labor”

Advice Book for European Women

Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of Witches)excerpt

Mother Marie de Saint Joseph

Doña Marina, Cortés’ Translator: Personal Account, Bernal Diaz

Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies, Las Casas, excerpt

Account of Doña Marina, Florentine Codex 

“As They Had Been in Ancient Times:” Pedro Naranjo Relates the Pueblo Revolt

Richard Hakluyt, Discourse of Western Planting, excerpt

Queen Elizabeth I, The Golden Speech, excerpt Elizabeth I Golden Speech.pdf

“We Unfortunate English People Suffer Here,” Elizabeth Sprigs’ Letter Home

The Trappan’d Maiden, or The Distessed Damsel”

Sending Women to Virginia (1622)

John Winthrop, “On Liberty” Speech to the Massachusetts General Court

The Trial of Anne Hutchinson, excerpts

Witchcraft Documents

Cotton Mather, “Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcraft and Possessions”      

“A Severe and Proud Dame She Was:” Mary Rowlandson’s Narrative, Excerpt

Virginia Laws Concerning African Americans

Children of Negro Women to Serve According to the Condition of the Mother

Virginia Records on Punishment for White Servants and Black Slaves

Act About the Casual Killing of Slaves

Virginia Slave Codes

South Carolina Slave Codes

Massachusetts Restriction of Bond Slavery

Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood Letter #2

The World of Hannah Heaton, Excerpt

Samson Occom, “A Short Narrative of My Life”

Virginia Slave Society

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Jonathan Buckstead
Faculty Librarian/Professor
Cypress Creek Campus Library
1555 Cypress Creek Road
Cedar Park, TX 78613

ACC Web Site || Library Web Site || GET HELP! || Search the Library
Contact Us • © Library Services, Austin Community College