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Revolutionary Mothers by Carol Berkin
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Feb 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: school, thesis
Read from February 17 to March 04, 2011

I really enjoyed this book, because it gave really good summaries of what different groups of women were experiencing during the American Revolution. Instead of focusing on a single group, it gave accounts for several including Tory women, African Americans, Native Americans, Camp-followers, officers wives, etc. With this said, the accounts were obviously not extremely detailed. However, I think Berkin did a fine job of giving readers a good overview, with some detailed describtions. Berkin's more general narrative also makes this book accessible to many readers, certainly not just history buffs.

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