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Martha Washington: A Life

For anyone interested in women's history during the eighteenth century, Martha Washington: A Life may be a particularly helpful digital resource. This exhibit is a joint collaboration between George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The site is organized into four sections (Martha's Biography, Teaching Materials, Archive, and Resources) that tell the story of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington from her birth in 1731 through her experiences as wife, mother, and first First Lady of the United States. Her life is presented in detail through brief essays, pictures of rich archival material, and letters and other written documents. Through this content, visitors may explore the various ways in which class and gender affected the experiences of women in colonial America. General readers may like to start with Martha's Biography, while educators will appreciate the Teaching Materials section where they will find teaching modules on sociability, slavery at Mount Vernon, and the Revolutionary War.
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October 21st, 2016
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October 14th, 2016 at 12:46pm
Date Of Record Release
October 17th, 2016 at 10:26am
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