Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800

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Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800

Subject

Gender in the American Revolution

Description

Along with Linda Kerber's "Women of the Republic," this book is often seen as revolutionizing the study of women in early America. Unlike Kerber's approach through ideology and intellectual history, Norton's analysis focuses on social history. She argues that the traditional portrayal of pre-revolutionary America as a "golden age" for women was inaccurate, and posits instead that the revolution itself brought about significant and lasting change in the lives of women, especially in their private spheres.

Creator

Mary Beth Norton

Publisher

Cornell University Press

Date

1996

Format

book

Language

eng

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Norton, Mary Beth. Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996.

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Mary Beth Norton, "Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800," in Martha Washington, Item #151, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/151 (accessed May 23, 2018).