Judith Sargent Murray
Judith Sargent Murray (May 1, 1751 – June 9, 1820) was an early American advocate for women's rights, an essayist, playwright, poet, and letter writer. She was one of the first American proponents of the idea of the equality of the sexes—that women, like men, had the capability of intellectual accomplishment and should be able to achieve economic independence. Among many other influential pieces, her landmark essay "On the Equality of the Sexes" paved the way for new thoughts and ideas proposed by other feminist writers of the century.
- Judith Sargent Murray: A Brief Biography with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture) - Sheila L. Skemp
- Selected Writings of Judith Sargent Murray (Women Writers in English 1350-1850) - Judith Sargent Murray