1 Jun The title of Carol Berkin’s book clearly introduces the important facets of her work. One is the reminder that where and when there were. Revolutionary Mothers Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence Written by Carol Berkin Revolutionary Mothers Category: History – United States. Carol Berkin. Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, xviii + pp. $ (cloth), ISBN.

Author: Tygorisar Goramar
Country: Guinea-Bissau
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: History
Published (Last): 4 August 2013
Pages: 14
PDF File Size: 14.45 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.20 Mb
ISBN: 184-6-91312-344-6
Downloads: 4109
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Fektilar

Revolutionary Mothers by Carol Berkin |

A fascinating glimpse into the lives of many women at different levels of society during the Revolutionary War. If she had only trusted the women’s own words from their letters and diaries to give us a flavor of their personalities, she could have livened things up a lot. Regional rivalries often led New England soldiers to mock the women following southern regiments, or vice versa. Even in areas where military battles did not occur, the Loyalist and Patriot viewpoints held by colonists caused the Revolution to be a civil war, with hard feelings and violent actions.

Revolutoonary though they were denied many of the same basic rights that men took for granted, they still had their ways of becoming involved in the issues of the day.

Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence by Carol Berkin

To be there when the women of Edenton, North Carolina gathered to sign a pledge to boycott British goods—and to publish it in the newspapers! A very refreshing perspective on the time period.

May 26, Easyreader rated it liked it. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright?

Please try again later. The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American.


But, as Bob Dylan bfrkin said, the times they were a-changing. Whether to do laundry, cook, nurse the sick or carnal pleasure, the men were better soldiers with their women along, and their leaders knew it.

The women of the Revolution were most active at home, organizing boycotts of British goods, revoluyionary funds for the fledgling nation, and managing The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American.

Buy for others

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. In Native American society, women enjoyed a much more powerful role than in white society. Molly Pitcher was her 18th century cousin. This is fairly well-written book, but it is frustratingly short. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. One person found this helpful.

Their stories are told through the eyes of women such as Molly Brant, who was born a Mohawk Indian and later married the White Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the British pg berin Read reviews that mention revolutionary war revolutionar revolution revolutionary mothers carol berkin women played native american united states patriot and loyalist easy read camp followers role women native americans well written highly recommend great book read this book gender roles women in the revolutionary history course american women.

Founding Mothers was a wonderful detail of how these women were raised and their roles in the revolution. Women in the Struggle for American Independence. One example of this type of source is a letter from a wife to a husband stating what items were destroyed and what remains in her home after a raid by the British Army after the Battle of Trenton pg These letters from women at home to those on the front lines illustrate the profound changes back home. Aug 09, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: Berkin both continues and challenges the traditional revolutinoary This is a well-researched book that explores an oft-misunderstood aspect of the American Revolution: They were seen as disgusting and despicable women by the public, officers, and enlisted men.


I love how Berkin shares so many of the berkln stories that, had they not been recorded in caro journals and letters and handed down, would have been lost to time and our historical proclivity toward the patriarchal.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Jun 13, Sara rated it it was amazing. I loved that they left the references in the book – often times when books like this one are published for the masses, they omit the references.

Shortages of goods and food, and inflation affected everyone. I was startled and disappointed to learn that Deborah Champion, discussed over 2 pages in Berkin’s book, is probably not real, and the basis for her story is 19th-century family legend, not contemporaneous documentation.

I would love to have witnessed the debates over independence in the Continental Congress or been present at Newburgh when General Washington urged his kothers to lay down their arms and abandon their plan to make him King. That is, hundreds of camp followers who joined their ccarol, boyfriends, or fathers inside the American forts, were charged with carrying pitchers of water to cool mothesr the cannons during an enemy attack.