`` Revolutionary Mothers `` By Carol Berkin

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“Revolutionary Mothers” is a book written by Carol Berkin in 2005. The book mainly focuses women roles throughout the American Upheaval period. The purpose of writing this book was to help the reader to not only understand these roles but also apprehend the social/cultural norms throughout the struggle of America’s Independence period (Berkin 11). Berkin begins with a brief analysis of the cultural and social norms of women during the American Revolution era. Berkin then examines the way this era helped to change many of those cultural and social norms. She focuses on the way women engaged in diverse activities, which helped the war effort. She mentions a few of contributions that women made towards the American Revolution war. The author…show more content…
The book offer historical analysis of women’s roles after the America revolution. The story sheds light on an enthralling and unknown side of the struggle for freedom in America
(Kierner 653). The author mostly focuses on women and paints a gloomy version of their lives before the Revolution War. The author presents a multi-faceted outlook of the women affected by this war. However, the main reason behind writing this book was to reveal how each American, not forgetting women, struggled towards America’s Independence.
Although women suffered immensely during the Revolutionary War, they played significant roles in the founding of the nation. Women played substantial roles of organizing for boycotts of British commodities, managing family business while struggling to maintain a modicum of routine work as husbands (Berkin 56). They also raised funds for the fledging nation. Some of the women acted as surrogate spouses in the family while their men went to the battlefield to fight. Berkin also reveals that women played significant roles in the war by leading in the battlefield (67). In this case, both men and women lead and fought in the front lines. The narrative of Margaret Corbin, who became a cripple for her entire life after she took her husband’s place in the battlefield, is a good example of how women participated in the war.
It is obvious that the author admires the revolutionary mothers because of their qualities such as
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