The title of Carol Berkin’s book clearly introduces the important facets of her work. One is the reminder that where and when there were. The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American, and Carol Berkin shows us that. Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for Independence, authored by Carol Berkin, presents a multi-faceted view of the women who affected, and were .
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Review of Revolutionary Mothers by Carol Berkin
Officers were genuinely shocked and repelled by what they saw as travesties of female behavior among the women who provided vital services in the camps. What was life like for the women who did reach freedom in Canada? Many of the letters used are those sent by spouses to each other, but several are woman-to-woman missives, such as the correspondence between Martha Washington and her sister and friends The best known of these women was Mary Ludwig Hayes, who was pregnant when she served as a Molly Pitcher.
The author makes an effort to show cause for the actions of women of all types, both patriots and loyalists, with neither being portrayed as in the right. Still, the answer is not clear. Did Native American women play a role in these decisions?
From the Trade Paperback edition. American colonists were notorious land-grabbers, always pushing the line of settlement westward.
More By and About This Author. How did the Revolution change the worldview of the women who experienced it?
Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence
Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence. Brekin is the reminder that where and when there were Founding Fathers there were also Founding Mothers.
C arol B erkin. Fighting together for independence did not erase the class boundaries that separated genteel society from their social inferiors. But their world would certainly not be familiar to us if we suddenly found ourselves walking the streets of Boston or standing in a farmhouse doorway.
I hope that by reading Revolutionary Mothers: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. It is clear that Berkin admires the women about whom she writes, for qualities such as physical strength, courage, mental toughness, intelligence, and resourcefulness.
African American refugees in Canada faced concerted racism from white Loyalist refugees and from British officials. Moving far beyond the stories of familiar patriot women, Berkin finds a series of lenses through which to examine the time period.
It gives me hundreds of roads to follow and paths to send my students on as they search for the real people who lived in Revolutionary times.
These sources help the reader understand the motives of women and their reasons for supporting either the British or the Americans.
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She delineates the several points of view of the war— female patriot activists, patriot women on the home front, women who followed the armies, the wives of generals, the loyalist women who were forced into exile, Indian women, African American freed and slave women, and women who served the armies peripherally as spies and couriers—and devotes a chapter to each of the groups.
Kerber’s Women of the Republic: The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. About Revolutionary Mothers The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American.
You could not be signed in. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Often citing Women of the American Revolution by Elizabeth Ellet, Berkin taps a wealth of material from diaries, letters, newspapers and recollections about familiar, as well as unsung, heroines of the War.
Citing articles via Google Scholar. The huge number of references, sources, and documents makes the book rich and lively. It was interesting, but I think the author could have done ,others to bring the women and their stories to life. Feb 14, Pages.