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Fashion wasn't always foremost on women's minds during the american revolution, but that didn't mean they abandoned it from the cities -- boston, charleston. Abigail adams asked her husband to remember the ladies—but we should keep in mind that the women of the revolution were a diverse lot. 5 extraordinary black women who played major roles in the american revolution by wheatley was the first black woman to have a book published. In this episode of history brief, the roles several women played in the american revolution are discussed abigail adams, mercy otis warren, judith sargent m.
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Women in revolutionary-era society during initial stages of settlement for african-american women, the revolutionary war made little impact on their lives. Civilians: non-military residents of a state or nationnot soldiers or sailors, but ordinary citizens whose lives during wartime are inevitably influenced by the tumult around them. Women of the american revolution a unit of study for grades 5–8 jim pearson national center for history in the schools university of california, los angeles. When abigail smith married john adams in 1764, she probably wasn't thinking about life in the white houseshe was thinking, however she displayed a great mind and love for learning.
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