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Unknown Soldiers Podcast Episode #45, "Daughters of Liberty", Sources


For a broad overview of the history of women at war, look no further than Linda Grant De Pauw's Battle Cries and Lullabies.

For women of the American Revolution, you have several options:

  • Carol Berkin's Revolutionary Mothers is a short but scholarly read.

  • If you want something with some novelistic energy and flavor, go for Melissa Bohrer's Glory, Passion and Principle.

  • You want some intense social history? Wanna know what women did every day, lots of details on marriage and child-rearing and education and daily life? Get Mary Beth Norton's Liberty's Daughters. Warning: thick and dense. That's how I like my books, but you may not be so inclined.

  • The rest of my sources speak for themselves. Happy reading!


Berkin, Carol. Revolutionary Mothers: Women In The Struggle For America's Independence. New York: Knopf, 2005.

Bohrer, Melissa Lukeman. Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution. New York: Atria Books, 2003.

De Pauw, Linda Grant. Battle Cries and Lullabies: Women in War from Prehistory to the Present. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.

Kerber, Linda. Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.

Klass, Sheila Solomon. Soldier's Secret: The Story of Deborah Sampson. New York: Henry Holt, 2009.

Mayer, Holly. Belonging to the Army: Camp Followers and Community during the American Revolution. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1996.

Norton, Mary Beth. Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750–1800. New York: Little Brown, 1980.

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