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[[ Read Kindle ]] ¶ Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence ô The American Revolution was a home front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American In this groundbreaking history, Carol Berkin shows us how women played a vital role throughout the conflictThe women of the Revolution were most active at home, organizing boycotts of British goods, raising funds for the fledgling nation, and managing the family business while struggling to maintain a modicum of normalcy as husbands, brothers and fathers died Yet Berkin also reveals that it was not just the men who fought on the front lines, as in the story of Margaret Corbin, who was crippled for life when she took her husband s place beside a cannon at Fort Monmouth This incisive and comprehensive history illuminates a fascinating and unknown side of the struggle for American independence This waslike a long essay review on the role of women in the Revolutionary War This was an easy read, made palatable for those outside the academic realm, but not anything to rave about However, it made me want to seek out the diaries and sources she cited which is always a good thing Some of her biographical vignettes had me looking them up forinformation So, it s a good start but maybe not one you need. This book was not what I expected I thought it would be mini biographies of women who helped in the American Revolution But, instead it is a book about changing women s roles before, during, and after the war The book covers the roles of prominent women, poor women, African American women slave women, and Native American women and it even talks about the role of British women There are real life examples to prove the point being made I m not sure what to rate this 3.5 4 I m giving this three stars to applaud Berkin for bringing these women and their stories to light However, I wasn t thrilled by the presentation, There is a lot of room for bringing this exciting era and these women to life Unfortunately, Berkin s prose and the organization of her material seems hamstrung by her academic background It isreadable than most academic tracts, but still flat and workaday If she had only trusted the women s own words from their letters and diaries to give us I m giving this three stars to applaud Berkin for bringing these women and their stories to light However, I wasn t thrilled by the presentation, There is a lot of room for bringing this exciting era and these women to life Unfortunately, Berkin s prose and the organization of her material seems hamstrung by her academic background It isreadable than most academic tracts, but still flat and workaday 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 She fails, also, to paint an evocative picture of the physical conditions they had to endure This is a well researched book that explores an oft misunderstood aspect of the American Revolution the role of women It first covers pre war norms, then looks at how the war affected women, and how women affected the war It looks at various aspects of society, patriot and loyalist points of view, and the impact on slaves and Native Americans.The writing is a bit dry, but it is a quick read, and makes a valuable contribution to ones understanding of Revolutionary America.