Item Details

Sentiments of a British-American Woman: Esther DeBerdt Reed and the American Revolution

Owen S. Ireland
Format
Book
Published
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2017]
Language
English
ISBN
9780271079288, 0271079282
Summary
"Explores the life and work of political publicist and strategist Esther DeBerdt Reed, who, in a life highly structured by conflict, national identity, religion, and the overall importance of being a wife and mother, gave eloquent expression to the political aspirations of female patriots in Revolutionary America"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Esther : imprudent and impatient love
  • Joseph : love and calculation
  • A willful girl matures
  • Responsibilities and schemes
  • Politics : old world patronage
  • Love defeats prudence
  • Exiled where women "stooped like country girls"
  • A new political identity : "they" becomes "we"
  • "Unleash the dogs of war"
  • Politics : new world democracy
  • America's female politician
  • Triumph and tragedy.
Description
xi, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-244) and index.
Technical Details
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