John Wood Sweet

The Sewing Girl's Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America Renowned historian John Wood Sweet's The Sewing Girl’s Tale presents a riveting Revolutionary Era drama of the first published rape trial in American history and its long, shattering aftermath, revealing how much has changed over two centuries―and how much has not.O...


John Wood Sweet a Professor of History and former Director of the Program in Sexuality Studies at the University of North Carolina. His most recent book is THE SEWING GIRL’S TALE (2022)—which was featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review. He grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, went to Amherst College, and earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University. His work has been supported by numerous fellowships, prizes, and other honors. He lives in Chapel Hill.

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