August 18, 2018

Today in History: Anne Marbury Hutchinson

Anne Hutchinson Preaching in Her House in Boston
Today in History–July 20–the Library of Congress features Anne Marbury Hutchinson, baptized on this day in 1591 (according to the Old, or Julian, Calendar). This well-educated daughter of an outspoken clergyman silenced for criticizing the Church of England emigrated to the American colonies where she was later persecuted for her own outspoken religious beliefs. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to religion from across the Library.

Mrs. Anne Hutchinson” by Henry Leland Chapman of Bowdoin College (a paper read before the New England historic genealogical society, 1901)

Anne Hutchinson sculpture in the making

Finished Anne Hutchinson sculpture

Anne Hutchinson historical newspaper coverage from 1886 on

Faith of Our Forefathers: Religion and the Founding of the American Republic (article)

Primary Source Spotlight: Religion

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