Revolutionary Mothers : Women During The Struggle For America 's Independence

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“Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence” is neither a romantic tale nor an attempt to revise traditional history by making women the pivotal players in war for independence. It does not tell one woman’s story, but many, and not all of those stories end in victory or triumph. The book examines a revolution, or war, that is blurred between the battlefield and the home front. It views the struggle of war through the eyes of women who found themselves willingly and unwillingly, at the center of a prolonged violent conflict.
Carol Berkin is a professor of American History at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is also the author of A Brilliant Storm: Inventing the American Constitution, First Generations, and Jonathan Sewall. Berkin is an expert on women’s history in colonial America and has worked as a consultant on many PBS and Historical Documentations. She currently serves on the Board of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Board of the National Council for History Education.
Those who appreciate learning about America’s History would be intrigued to read this book. However, there is twist to Carol Berkin 's theme of writing. Her outlook of the American Revolution is portrayed throughout the book as intentionally centering on women 's importance during wartime affairs. The huge number of references, sources, and documents makes the book rich and lively. Even when the women are…
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