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Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World

edited by Barbara B. Oberg
Format
Book
Published
Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2019.
Language
English
ISBN
9780813942599, 0813942594, 9780813942605
Summary
"Building on a quarter-century of scholarship following the publication of the original "Women in the Age of the American Revolution", the ... essays in this volume convey an updated account the Revolution's meaning to and for women. The contributors examine how women dealt with years of armed conflict and carried on their daily lives. They explore factors such as age, race, educational background, marital status, social class, and region that had a profound impact on women. For patriot women the Revolution created opportunities--to market goods, find a new social status within the community, or gain power in the family. Those who remained loyal to the crown saw their lives diminished--their property confiscated, their businesses fail, or their sense of security shattered. Some essays focus on individuals (Sarah Bache, Phillis Wheatley). Others assess the impact of war on social or commercial interactions between men and women. In occupied Boston, patriot women fell in love with and married British soldiers; in Philadelphia women mobilized support for non-importation; and in several major cities wives took over the family business while their husbands fought. Together, these essays provide an up-to-date overview of women in the Revolutionary era."--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • The labors of enslaved midwives in revolutionary Virginia / Sara Collini
  • "Until liberty of importation is allowed": milliners and mantuamakers in the Chesapeake on the eve of revolution / Kaylan M. Stevenson
  • Marketing medicine: apothecary Elizabeth Weed's economic independence during the American Revolution / Susan Hanket Brandt
  • "She did not open her mouth further": Haudenosaunee women as military and political targets during and after the American Revolution / Maeve Kane
  • "A lady of New Jersey": Annis Boudinot Stockton, patriot and poet in an age of revolution / Martha J. King
  • "As if I had been a very great somebody": Martha Washington's revolution / Mary V. Thompson
  • Women's politics, antislavery politics, and Phillis Wheatley's American Revolution / David Waldstreicher
  • "What am I but an American?": Mary Willing Byrd and Westover Plantation during the American Revolution / Ami Pflugrad-Jackisch
  • Intimate ties and the Boston Massacre / Serena R. Zabin
  • Left behind: loyalist women in Philadelphia during the American Revolution / Kimberly Nath
  • Deborah Logan's marriage, 1781-1824 / C. Dallett Hemphill.
Description
x, 3 unnumbered pages, 264 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original blue cloth; dust jacket. Gift of the University of Virginia Press, April, 2019.
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