How revolutionary was the American Revolution for Women?

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How revolutionary was the American Revolution for Women?

Women lived a life of inferiority due to sex differences.No recognition for wives' independence in economic, political, or civic matters in Anglo-American society.Married Women:-no authority to sign contracts-any real estate of hers was her husbands-personal prperty became husbands outright-not allowed to voteUnmarried Women:-had property rights-could buy/sell real esttate-ran businessses-paid taxes on property

HOW REVOLUTIONARY WAS THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FOR WOMEN?

Life before Revolution

Carol Berkin on Women in the American Revolution

Participation in War

Women put great efforts into participating in the war.The daughters of liberty organized women to spin cloth to make the colonists less dependent of foreign made goods.

Gains after War

The ned fore intelligent and self disciplined citiezans led to the new ideal for wives as "Republican Mothers". It brought new commitment to female education and helped make more equality between men and women.-Equality-Education-LiteracyExpansion of new kinds of books were aimed for a female audiende and often written by women. Susanna Haswell Rowson's tale of seduction Charlotte Temple was the best-selling novel well into the 19th century.

Other Helpful Links

http://www.ushistory.org/us/13e.asphttp://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/early-republic/resources/assessing-change-womens-lives-american-revolutionary-erahttp://historyofmassachusetts.org/the-roles-of-women-in-the-revolutionary-war/

Woodcut of Patriot Woman


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