The Resource Revolutionary mothers : women in the struggle for America's independence, Carol Berkin

Revolutionary mothers : women in the struggle for America's independence, Carol Berkin

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Revolutionary mothers : women in the struggle for America's independence
Title
Revolutionary mothers
Title remainder
women in the struggle for America's independence
Statement of responsibility
Carol Berkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. The author shows that women played a vital role throughout the struggle: we see women boycotting British goods in the years before independence, writing propaganda that radicalized their neighbors, raising funds for the army, and helping finance the fledgling government. We see how they managed farms, plantations, and businesses while their men went into battle, and how they served as nurses and cooks in the army camps; risked their lives carrying intelligence, participating in reconnaissance missions, or seeking personal freedom from slavery; served as spies, saboteurs, and warriors; and lived with the daily knowledge that their husbands could be hanged as traitors if the revolution did not succeed
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berkin, Carol
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E276
LC item number
.B47 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Women
Label
Revolutionary mothers : women in the struggle for America's independence, Carol Berkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-182) and index
Contents
Clio's daughters, lost and found -- "The easy task of obeying" -- "They say it is tea that caused it" -- "You can form no idea of the horrors" -- "Such a sordid set of creatures in human figure" -- "How unhappy is war to domestic happiness" -- "A journey a crosse ye wilderness" -- "The women must hear our words" -- "The day of jubilee is come" -- "It was I wo did it" -- "There is no sex in soul."
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 194 p.
Isbn
9781400041633
Lccn
20040454 06
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)54826129
Label
Revolutionary mothers : women in the struggle for America's independence, Carol Berkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-182) and index
Contents
Clio's daughters, lost and found -- "The easy task of obeying" -- "They say it is tea that caused it" -- "You can form no idea of the horrors" -- "Such a sordid set of creatures in human figure" -- "How unhappy is war to domestic happiness" -- "A journey a crosse ye wilderness" -- "The women must hear our words" -- "The day of jubilee is come" -- "It was I wo did it" -- "There is no sex in soul."
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 194 p.
Isbn
9781400041633
Lccn
20040454 06
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)54826129

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