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Book Breaks with Carol Berkin and Revolutionary Mothers
Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks is a new program that features the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books with host William Roka live, followed by a Q&A with home audiences.

Join us online on Sunday, August 2 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET (11: 00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT) with Carol Berkin, as she discusses her book "Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence."

"Revolutionary Mothers" recaptures the experiences of women during the American Revolution, from the pre-revolutionary gender ideology, to the sudden and unexpected participation by women in the protests against Great Britain, to the challenges of a home front war, to the critical role played by ordinary women in the army camps and in the forts. The book also explores the experiences of Loyalist women, Native American women, and African American women during and after the war, and the heroism of women spies, saboteurs, and messengers, which have long been ignored in standard histories of the Revolutionary effort. This incisive and comprehensive history illuminates a fascinating and unknown side of the struggle for American independence.

Purchase books for Book Breaks at https://bookshop.org/shop/GilderLehrman.
All purchases support the Gilder Lehrman Institute and independent bookstores.

Everyone who registers will be sent a Zoom meeting link and instructions in the confirmation email.

For more information, please contact us at bookbreaks@gilderlehrman.org or visit us at gilderlehrman.org/bookbreaks.

Aug 2, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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