ByL.C. Thompson

L.C. Thompson is an American history student who writes about modern indigenous history, labor, and gender. He/she/they spend most of his/her/their time arguing about gender politics and dreaming about archives with gender-neutral bathrooms.

  1. In 1629, a servant in colonial Virginia came to the local court’s notice for allegedly fornicating with a fellow servant. Although the initial charge was fornication, things rapidly got more complicated as the authorities realized they had no idea whether Thomas – or Thomasine – Hall was male or female, and witness accounts conflicted. They called for an examination by several women, who agreed that Hall was female; later, a group of men examining Hall…