In the Words of Women is not only about women-their lives, contributions, trials and tribulations during the birth and early years of the United States-but also by women. Their voices evoke a sense of immediacy that enables readers, particularly students, to appreciate the difficulties, complexities, and ambiguities of life from before the Revolution through to its aftermath, a time of strife and upheaval.
Louise V. North is an independent scholar and co-author of Selected Letters of John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay. Janet M. Wedge is a former high school teacher and adjunct professor at Manhattanville College, and co-author of Selected Letters of John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay. Landa M. Freeman is visiting lecturer at numerous historical societies and university groups and co-author of Selected Letters of John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay.
1 Foreword 2 Acknowledgments 3 Editorial Guidelines 4 Timeline 5 Dramatis Personae 6 Setting the Scene Part 7 Part I. Women during the American Revolution Chapter 8 1. Advancing toward a State of Independancy Chapter 9 2. Things indeed look dark Chapter 10 3. Every one of them ... could shoot very well Chapter 11 4. Branded by the names of rebellion and treason Chapter 12 5. The heavy Cloud that hangs over us Part 13 Part II. Women Living Their Lives Chapter 14 6. This week ... my Family are all sick Chapter 15 7. Safely arrived at the Haven of Matrimony Chapter 16 8. in her own sphere Chapter 17 9. we set out on our journey Part 18 Part III. Women in the Emerging Nation Chapter 19 10. Willing to re-sheathe the sword Chapter 20 11. a flattering and a Glorious Reward Chapter 21 12. a favored nation 22 Notes 23 Bibliography 24 About the Authors