|1607||First European women arrive at Jamestown Colony.|
|1638|| Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony.|
Hutchinson was tried and convicted of religious heresy, the
punishment for which was banishment.
|1692||Salem Witch Trials occur. In a town gripped by witch hysteria,|
scores of women were accused of practicing witchcraft. A series of
trials resulted in the execution of 20 of the accused.
|1769||Daughters of Liberty support Non-Importation Agreement.|
|1773||A volume of Phillis Wheatley's poetry becomes first published book|
by an African American.
|1776||Abigail Adams admonishes John to "remember the ladies."|
|1792||Mary Wollstonecraft publishes Vindication of the Rights of Women.|
|1818||Emma Willard asks for taxpayer support to educate females.|
|1826||American Society for the Promotion of Temperance is established.|
|1830|| Moral Physiology is published, the first tract in favor of birth|
|1833||Oberlin College is founded, America's first coeducational college.|
|1833|| Prudence Crandall opens Canterbury School, one of the first to|
accept black females as students.
|1833||Female Anti-Slavery Society of Philadelphia is founded.|
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Publication information: Book title: Women's Rights. Contributors: Christine A. Lunardini - Author. Publisher: Oryx Press. Place of publication: Phoenix. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 185.
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