This past Sunday’s Rev War Revelry was a great success! Thank you to all who watched live and watched the replay of ERW historians Vanessa Smiley and Kate Gruber and special guest Heidi Campbell-Shoaf, Executive Director of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum in Washington D.C., discussing and interpreting women in Early American History.
A number of folks were interested in the resources that were shared during the program. We have compiled a list of those mentioned as well as additional resources to dive deeper into the stories of women during this pivotal time in American history.
Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early Republic by Rosemarie Zagarri
The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker: The Life of an Eighteenth-Century Woman by Elaine Forman Crane (editor)
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore
Betsy Ross and the Making of America by Marla Miller
The Needle’s Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution by Marla Miller
Women of the Revolution by Robert Dunkerly
Women of the Republic by Linda Kerber
Jane Bartram’s “Application”: Her Struggle for Survival, Stability, and Self-Determination in Revolutionary Pennsylvania by Wayne Bodie (article link courtesy of Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography)
DAR Library – A wealth of American Revolution resources! “The DAR Library collection contains over 225,000 books, 10,000 research files, thousands of manuscript items, and special collections of African American, Native American, and women’s history, genealogy and culture.”
Library of Congress – always a good source if you know what you’re looking for.
Have a great resource on women in the American Revolution? Share in the comments!