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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How did the Revolution change the worldview of the women who experienced it? My library Help Advanced Book Search. Footnotes and bibliography information for each of the chapters are grouped together at the end of the book, followed by an extensive index.

Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. But those who remained in the south, especially the Carolinas and Georgia, probably suffered more than any others, enduring separation from moters members; grueling mothesr at rebuilding the plantation economy; and the high casualty rate from both disease in the British military camps berikn they sought refuge and freedom and starvation on the plantations where many remained during the war.

My own judgment is berkij most women saw the revolution as an extraordinary moment in their lives, a moment when gender boundaries were temporarily crossed, when circumstances required adaptation and innovation from everyone.


They argued that the patriotic activities of women during the Revolution proved in practice what had once been mere theory: Account Options Sign in. Please try again later.

Review of Revolutionary Mothers by Carol Berkin

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. Slavery after Rome, — Finally, as indicated by its subtitle the book includes not just the republic’s mothers but also the other women who contributed to and were affected by the American Revolution’s war and, to a lesser degree, ideology. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Berkin takes us into the ordinary moments of extraordinary lives.

It is clear that Berkin admires the women about whom she writes, for qualities such as physical strength, courage, mental toughness, intelligence, and resourcefulness. Stay in Touch Sign up.

Are you already at work on a new book? Sign In or Create an Account. There was no actual woman named Rosie the Riveter; instead she was a composite, a symbolic figure who represented all the women who went to work in airplane factories and shipyards during WWII.

In desperation many black men and women indentured themselves as servants to wealthier white families. Who were the real people who are remembered collectively as Molly Pitcher?

Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence. During the war, Ward did everything she could to protect colonists who had settled on the frontier, to negotiate peace treaties with southern states who bordered Cherokee territory, and to achieve neutrality among her people when an alliance could not be reached.


Using Filmer and Locke, she explores the concept of citizen in colonial society. But the colonial era and its dramatic climax in the Revolution attracted me immediately.

Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence

To be there when the women of Edenton, Mlthers Carolina gathered to sign a pledge to boycott British goods—and to publish it in the newspapers! About Revolutionary Mothers The Beerkin Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. From the Trade Paperback edition. They must have felt as nervous and as energized as Elizabeth Cady Stanton felt when she called the Seneca Falls convention to order.

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Even women who thought they were finally free experienced excruciating reverses of fortune: The British promised to honor the rights of Native Americans to their lands. For example, when the revolution began, the lives of most colonists were still shaped by traditional views that God, Nature, law and custom established distinct destinies, roles and realms for men and women.

I had to read it. Any wives fleeing to England when their husbands joined the Continental army?