The Declaration of Independence has many well-known men's names on it, especially that of John Hancock. But what of the woman whose name appears on the printed version of this auspicious document? In this episode, Lesley explores the life and role of Mary Katharine Goddard. An important contributor to the fledgling American government, Goddard's name should be better known for politics, journalism, and revolution.
Boyer et al., Notable American Women, 1607–1950 A Biographical Dictionary, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, (2012).
Charles Eugene Claghorn, Women Patriots of the American Revolution: Biographical Dictionary, Scarecrow Press, (1992).
Grundset et al., America's Women in the Revolutionary Era: A History through Bibliography, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution:, (2011).
Online Exhibit by First Federal Congress Project. "Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress 1789-1791. George Washington University.
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Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)