Women and the American Revolution (Virtual)

Thursday, June 30, 2022-Thursday, July 21, 2022

6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Four Sessions


The registration period has closed for this event.

Seminar Description
The revolutionary war was fought on battlefields, in forests, and on the homefront—and the contributions of American women shaped the fight at every turn. They did this in every way imaginable, and while some prospered and thrived when the war came, others faltered and fell. Many American women fought for the patriot cause while almost as many others fought to stop them. The incredible spectrum of female participation in America’s founding conflict defies easy categorization and reminds us that the legacy of the revolution for American women was not simple, single, or remotely cut and dried.

Four sessions. $170/$153.

Led by Richard Bell.


Richard Bell is professor of history at the University of Maryland. He is author of the book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home, a finalist for the 2020 George Washington Prize and the 2020 Harriet Tubman Prize.

Registration Fees

Registration is $170

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and Associate members (at the Author level and above) of the Newberry.

Contact Us
The Adult Education Seminars Program team is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. To reach the seminars program, email is the best form of contact: adulteducation@newberry.org. You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.