The following links may be of use to scholars interested in Sedgwick, her contemporaries, and early U.S. culture. We welcome new links; email us with suggestions.


Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s writings are becoming increasingly available online (often as scanned facsimile editions.) Browse or search the following sites for texts by Sedgwick and others. (For a list of Sedgwick’s published works, including magazine stories and essays, see our bibliographies.)

Making of America (Cornell University)

Making of America (University of Michigan)
(The two MOA sites have different resources)

Wright American Fiction 1851-1875

Google Books

Sedgwick Stories: The Uncollected Periodical Writings of Catharine Maria Sedgwick


Biographical information on Sedgwick
The Heath Anthology of American Literature author page

American Passages: A Literary Survey
Site sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation; provides a brief summary of Sedgwick’s life and literary reputation

Catharine Maria Sedgwick
Catharine’s page on the Sedgwick family genealogy site

Biographical essay by William Brooks
From the “Slavery in New England” site created by Dr. Deborah Gussman’s Intro to Literary Research class

Summary of Sedgwick’s Life and Career
From the eNotes study site

Finding Your Roots: Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
PBS’s Finding Your Roots program traced the ancestry of actress Kyra Sedgwick, the fourth-great-granddaughter of Theodore Sedgwick. You can view the full program here.


Sedgwick Family Genealogy

Elizabeth Freeman (Mum Bett)
from’s “Africans in America” Resource Bank

“Elizabeth Freeman (Mumbet)”
from the Massachusetts Historical Society, “African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts”

Mumbet/Elizabeth Mumbet Freeman
Brady Barrows’ extensive site dedicated to Elizabeth Freeman, including biographical and historical information and his own imaginative materials


“Slavery in New England”
A course blog created by Dr. Deborah Gussman’s Intro to Literary Research class at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Sedgwick Site by Donna Campbell of Washington State University