Margaret Brent was the first woman lawyer in America, arriving in colonies in 1638. She was a master negotiator, an accomplished litigator, and a respect leader. Brent was involved in 124 court cases over 8 years and won every one. A powerful landowner, she was named as executor for Governor Calvert in 1647, when she restored calm and raised funds for mutinous soldiers by selling lands belonging to lord Baltimore, the Proprietor. In 1648 she demanded a "vote and voice" in the Maryland Assembly.
The article describes the relationship of men's and women's studies in the historical research. The classic story is presented as a history of social systems and social relations, the history of patriarchy, distant from people's private lives, both women and men. The role of gender methodology for the development of men's studies in history is discussed.