Women and the American Revolution | Newberry

Women and the American Revolution

Led by Dr. Richard Bell
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Four sessions. Thursdays, June 30-July 21.



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Seminar Description

The revolutionary war was fought on battlefields, in forests, and on the homefront—and the contributions of American women shaped the fight at every turn. They did this in every way imaginable, and while some prospered and thrived when the war came, others faltered and fell.

Many American women fought for the patriot cause while almost as many others fought to stop them. The incredible spectrum of female participation in America’s founding conflict defies easy categorization and reminds us that the legacy of the revolution for American women was not simple, single, or remotely cut and dried.

Richard Bell is Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of the book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home which was a finalist for the George Washington Prize and the Harriet Tubman Prize.

Materials List


  • No Required Materials

First Reading:

  • No first reading assignment

Cost and Registration Information 

Four sessions. Registration: $170 ($153 for Newberry members, seniors, and students)

Please note: You’ll register for this class on a platform called Learning Stream. Questions? Contact us at adulteducation@newberry.org.

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