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A Woman S Dilemma

Author : Rosemarie Zagarri
ISBN : 9781118775011
Genre : History
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Mercy Otis Warren

Author : Mercy Otis Warren
ISBN : 0820336734
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume gathers more than one hundred letters-most of them previously unpublished-written by Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814). Warren, whose works include a three-volume history of the American Revolution as well as plays and poems, was a major literary figure of her era and one of the most important American women writers of the eighteenth century. Her correspondents included Martha and George Washington, Abigail and John Adams, and Catharine Macaulay. Until now, Warren's letters have been published sporadically, in small numbers, and mainly to help complete the collected correspondence of some of the famous men to whom she wrote. This volume addresses that imbalance by focusing on Warren's letters to her family members and other women. As they flesh out our view of Warren and correct some misconceptions about her, the letters offer a wealth of insights into eighteenth-century American culture, including social customs, women's concerns, political and economic conditions, medical issues, and attitudes on child rearing. Letters Warren sent to other women who had lost family members (Warren herself lost three children) reveal her sympathies; letters to a favorite son, Winslow, show her sharing her ambitions with a child who resisted her advice. What readers of other Warren letters may have only sensed about her is now revealed more fully: she was a woman of considerable intellect, religious faith, compassion, literary intelligence, and acute sensitivity to the historical moment of even everyday events in the new American republic.

Mercy Otis Warren

Author : Jennifer Blizin Gillis
ISBN : 0756509823
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Profiles the life and work of a patriot whose gift for writing created support for independence.

Revolutionary Backlash

Author : Rosemarie Zagarri
ISBN : 9780812205558
Genre : History
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The Seneca Falls Convention is typically seen as the beginning of the first women's rights movement in the United States. Revolutionary Backlash argues otherwise. According to Rosemarie Zagarri, the debate over women's rights began not in the decades prior to 1848 but during the American Revolution itself. Integrating the approaches of women's historians and political historians, this book explores changes in women's status that occurred from the time of the American Revolution until the election of Andrew Jackson. Although the period after the Revolution produced no collective movement for women's rights, women built on precedents established during the Revolution and gained an informal foothold in party politics and male electoral activities. Federalists and Jeffersonians vied for women's allegiance and sought their support in times of national crisis. Women, in turn, attended rallies, organized political activities, and voiced their opinions on the issues of the day. After the publication of Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, a widespread debate about the nature of women's rights ensued. The state of New Jersey attempted a bold experiment: for a brief time, women there voted on the same terms as men. Yet as Rosemarie Zagarri argues in Revolutionary Backlash, this opening for women soon closed. By 1828, women's politicization was seen more as a liability than as a strength, contributing to a divisive political climate that repeatedly brought the country to the brink of civil war. The increasing sophistication of party organizations and triumph of universal suffrage for white males marginalized those who could not vote, especially women. Yet all was not lost. Women had already begun to participate in charitable movements, benevolent societies, and social reform organizations. Through these organizations, women found another way to practice politics.

History Of The Rise Progress And Termination Of The American Revolution

Author : Mercy Warren
ISBN : 9781429017114
Genre : History
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What is believed to be the first history of the American Revolution by an American was written by a woman. Mercy Otis Warren was the wife of Massachusetts revolutionary leader General James Warren.

Black Women Abolitionists

Author : Shirley J. Yee
ISBN : 0870497367
Genre : Social Science
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Looks at how the pattern was set for Black female activism in working for abolitionism while confronting both sexism and racism

In Defense Of Elitism

Author : William A. Henry, III
ISBN : 9781101912416
Genre : Philosophy
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic for Time magazine comes the tremendously controversial, yet highly persuasive, argument that our devotion to the largely unexamined myth of egalitarianism lies at the heart of the ongoing "dumbing of America." Americans have always stubbornly clung to the myth of egalitarianism, of the supremacy of the individual average man. But here, at long last, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic William A. Henry III takes on, and debunks, some basic, fundamentally ingrained ideas: that everyone is pretty much alike (and should be); that self-fulfillment is more imortant thant objective achievement; that everyone has something significant to contribute; that all cultures offer something equally worthwhile; that a truly just society would automatically produce equal success results across lines of race, class, and gender; and that the common man is almost always right. Henry makes clear, in a book full of vivid examples and unflinching opinions, that while these notions are seductively democratic they are also hopelessly wrong.

Write On Mercy

Author : Gretchen Woelfle
ISBN : 1590788222
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides a biography of Mercy Otis Warren, an unsung heroine of the American Revolution, who wrote patriotic plays and poems, including a 1,300-page history of the Revolution. By the award-winning author of Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer.

Catharine Macaulay And Mercy Otis Warren

Author : Kate Davies
ISBN : 9780199281107
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Catharine Macaulay and Mercy Otis Warren were radical friends in a revolutionary era. They produced definitive histories of the English Civil War and the American Revolution, attacked the British government and the United States federal constitution, and instigated a debate on women's rights which inspired Mary Wollstonecraft and other feminists. Setting Warren and Macaulay's lives and writing in the context of the revolutionary Atlantic, this is the first book to consider one ofthe eighteenth century's most important political friendships.

The Group

Author : Mercy Warren
ISBN : 9783732645565
Genre : Fiction
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