Our Revolutionary Mothers’ Voices

32nd Annual National Conference for History Education Conference

March 17, 2022

In 1848’s The Women of the American Revolution, author Elizabeth Ellet wrote: “Except for the Letters of Mrs. Adams, no fair exponent of the feelings and trials of the women of the Revolution [has] been given … showing the important part she bore … to which we are not less indebted for national freedom, than to the swords of our patriots who poured out their blood,” yet the story of our “Revolutionary Mothers” includes many—often conflicting—struggles for freedom and independence. This session, featuring a lesson created for the ARI by master teacher Kim Greer, and the insight of Rachel Nellis, Research Services Librarian, explores how the Revolutionary generation’s female community supported or resisted the War economically, politically, and militarily.



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