Women in the American Revolution


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About the Book

Without the support of American women, victory in the Revolutionary War would not have been possible. They followed the Continental Army, handling a range of jobs usually performed by men. On the orders of General Washington, some were hired as nurses for $2 per month and one full ration per day—disease was rampant and nurse mortality was high. A few served with artillery units or masqueraded as men to fight in the ranks. The author focuses on the many key roles women filled in the struggle for independence, from farming to making saltpeter to spying.

About the Author(s)

Sudie Doggett Wike is a retired physician living in Bristol, Tennessee.

Bibliographic Details

Sudie Doggett Wike
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 280
Bibliographic Info: 11 maps, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7196-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3087-8
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“enriches the breadth of scholarship published on this topic over the past quarter century…the book’s strength lies in its focus on the ‘colossal number of ordinary women…’ Wike’s multicultural net captures the multifaceted roles of women—free and enslaved, Patriot and Loyalist, and Native American…recommended”—Choice