Writing About Historical Women

When the movement toward North American colonial independence from Britain was gaining momentum, Abigail Adams penned a letter to her husband – John Adams (who went on to become the second U.S. president) – in which she admonished the movers toward independence to “Remember the Ladies” in looking how to shape an independent nation.

Now, writers at Women of Yesteryear are among a growing number of writers bringing historical women out of obscurity so that society doesn’t forget the ladies.

Women of Yesteryear began with a book about an Irish great-great grandmother born in 1863, Harriet Susannah Ellis. Women of Yesteryear has grown into an increasing number of “Out of Obscurity” publications bringing to light the lives of individual women of yesteryear. Keep an eye out for more publications.