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Jean Bethke ElshtainIn Revolutionary Mothers, Carol Berkin canvasses the struggle for American independence, writing in a jaunty style and at a very basic level. She illuminates the many ways women on both sides of the conflict performed as couriers, spies, saboteurs, camp followers, noble and enduring wives and became, inevitably, war's victims at some point in the great and prolonged drama that was the American Revolution. A reader seeking the stuff of docudrama, in which grand events are refracted through the lens of personal vignettes, will find Berkin's pop-history to their liking.
— The Washington Post