In the Words of Women: The Revolutionary War and the Birth of the Nation, 1765 - 1799 (Hardback)
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In the Words of Women: The Revolutionary War and the Birth of the Nation, 1765 - 1799 (Hardback)

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Hardback 422 Pages / Published: 22/04/2011
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In the Words of Women is not only about women-their lives, contributions, trials and tribulations during the birth and early years of the United States-but also by women. Their voices evoke a sense of immediacy that enables readers, particularly students, to appreciate the difficulties, complexities, and ambiguities of life from before the Revolution through to its aftermath, a time of strife and upheaval.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739150184
Number of pages: 422
Weight: 785 g
Dimensions: 241 x 163 x 35 mm


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Through fascinating documents, deft notes, and unobtrusive editing, this collection provides a valuable addition to the literature of the American Revolution and American women's history. In the Words of Women performs the impressive feat of embedding women's experience in the political and military upheavals of the era without losing sight of the ways in which everyday life-household priorities, illness, travel, marriage, parenthood, and social amusement-did not cease for women or men living in the midst of larger events. Scholars and students will turn to this work to see the late eighteenth century with greater illumination. -- David Gellman, DePauw University
So often, women of the Revolutionary Era are ghettoized, set apart from the central narrative. Not so with In the Words of Women. In this valuable documentary resource, female experiences and perspectives are contextualized and integrated into the flow of history. Women thus become real players, and as the title suggests, we meet them on their own terms. -- Ray Raphael, author of A People's History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence
The voices of the women of the revolutionary generation have sometimes been lost in the rush to provide analysis and narration of their roles. ...The story is too often told about the women who protested, boycotted, fought, nursed, spied, and took over the task of running farm and shop, but the voices we hear do not come from the women themselves. The challenge is to bring those voices to the written page, to make us as familiar with the cadences of the housewife and the camp follower as we are with the tempo of Patrick Henry's oratory. ...This is the challenge that the editors of In the Words of Women have met. -- Carol Berkin, from the foreword

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