AARP WA, One Day University Seattle Times Series: Women of the American Revolution, 11/18/20

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020
From 5:30pm to 6:30pm Pacific Time


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One Day University Seattle Times Series: November 18, 2020

Join AARP Washington and One Day University for the second of three online talks featuring award-winning professors from across the country.  The talk is about 45 minutes with a 15 minute Q&A session. 

What: Women of the American Revolution: Remarkable Stories You've Never Heard. Carol Berkin, Baruch College (CUNY)


When: November 18, 2020 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST


Where: Online, via your computer, tablet or smartphone.  Login information will be sent after you register.


This talk puts to rest another of the remarkable myths of the American Revolution: that it was an all male affair.  In fact, the politicization of women in the 1760s and 1770s is one of the most striking consequences of the rebellion against British rule.  Women made the boycotts of British imports work.  They picketed merchants who dared to sell British cloth and tea.  They produced homespun or "Liberty cloth" as they called it--willingly engaging in the single most boring task known to colonial America.


Women wrote propaganda, from plays to poetry; they signed petitions-- not as Mrs. so-and-so, but with their own names, a fact that horrified conservative colonists everywhere.  Women and children flocked to the army each winter and transformed army camps into instant cities.  Here they did the nursing, the cooking and the washing.  Women served as spies, as couriers, and as soldiers.  And, thus for the first time schools were created for females.  And, as we all know, educations is a dangerous thing.  It was the next generation who demanded equality.


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The events regularly cost $15 each or $36 for the whole series.  AARP Members can attend the events for FREE using the Promo code: TIMES when registering.

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