June 12, 2021

The Forgotten Hannah Adams

The Forgotten Hannah Adams

Tune in as I go into the history of the first woman in America to earn a living as a writer - one Hannah Adams.

Curious and dedicated to learning from a young age, Hannah Adams broke many molds for her time - including remaining single and child-free. She worked tirelessly in producing quality surveys on both history and religion, being the first to provide unbiased accounts of various religious sects.

Sources Used This Episode:

Adams, Hannah. A Memoir of Miss Hannah Adams. Boston:  Gray and Brown, 1832. (LINK)

Gleason, Glenn. “A Mere Woman.” American Heritage Magazine. Vol. 24, Issue 1. December 1972. (LINK)

“Hannah Adams.” Jewish Virtual Library. (LINK)

“Copyright Timeline: A History of Copyright in the United States.” Association of Research Libraries. (LINK)

Sheola, Noah. “Hannah Adams.” Boston Athenaeum. November / December 2010. (LINK)

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