1 Jun 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. Revolutionary Mothers Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence Written by Carol Berkin Revolutionary Mothers Category: History – United States. Carol Berkin. Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, xviii + pp. $ (cloth), ISBN.

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However, the majority of African-Americans remained slaves and their plight did not improve. By showing the different roles women played, she moves the battlefield to wherever women were forced to make choices and employ their talents. Whether the women were involved in actually fighting, which they were or travelling along side their spouse, women of all races had numerous roles to satisfy. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

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Shortages of goods and food, and inflation affected everyone. This book was absolutely fascinating. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Regional rivalries often led New England soldiers to mock the women following southern regiments, or vice versa.

Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for American Independence

She czrol on women of both high and low social classes; as well as women who supported the Patriot and Loyalist causes during the long period of struggle between England and her North American colonies.


In short, she has written a book that tells realistic tales of how ordinary women and famous women were involved in and affected by the Revolutionary War, and does not romanticize their roles. A well put together history book that is written well enough to be entertaining, even those who do not read such texts for information or pleasure purposes should have no trouble finishing the piece.

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Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Each chapter centers on a different group of women – including First Nations and African-American.

Berkin supports her argument with substantial primary sources. It looks at various aspects of society, patriot and loyalist points of view, and the impact on slaves and Native Americans. The vignette on Martha Washington is quite fun. Most, but not all, Indian tribes decided that their interests lay with the British in the war.

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Readers of all descriptions will enjoy and learn from it. However, it made me want to seek out the diaries and sources she cited which is always a good thing. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Knopf- History – pages.


I’m giving this three stars to applaud Berkin for bringing these women and their stories to light. Jun 26, Erin Kepka rated it it was amazing.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Chapter Eight examines the eevolutionary of African-American women. Paperbackpages. Gender and the Politics of Anti-Semitism. As fighting approached, there were no safe havens.

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

One cannot read this book and walk away believing that there was but one viewpoint that encompassed the thoughts of all women affected by this monumental moment in history. Another Native American source for Berkin was Mary Jeminsona White woman who was kidnapped as a youth and lived her life a Seneca woman. I have done research and I know that she had to have spent hours to weave this book together.

Wealthy urban women were spared much of the household production that filled the days of rural wives.