scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 5,034
Notes on The Way of Duty A Woman and Her Family in Revolutionary America By Joy Day Buel Richard Buel Jr In the Book the Way of Duty the life and hardships of Mary Fish Silliman is described with remarkable detail and conveys an understanding of this woman and other women during the American Revolution Many lives not just those of women were immensely disturbed and changed during this period in time Marys experience touches upon several of the issues the people of this time went through in an intimate and detailed way so that those of us unfamiliar with life during these times of struggle can obtain a better understanding Understanding the past is indispensable in order to understand and assess the present Though everyone who was exposed to the revolution was greatly impacted womens societal roles were impacted the most in my humble opinion In responding to the Linda K Kerber statement I agree that the war was a traumatic nightmare for women as well as all Americans but it was also a time for women to unmask their loyalty and patriotism for their country and their men like Kerber states It was a time for women to step up and take charge of their families while their men were away this meant assuming all duties of the family not just those patterned around the household Kerbers condensed statement is a general evaluation of how women were influenced during the revolution overall And unknowingly it is practically an immediate parallel to Mary Fishs life at that time as well Marys capability to defeat a long span of severe depression due to being overwhelmed by a series of losses such as the loss of her first child Rebecca and many complications demonstrates strength that even innumerable people can not overcome at the present day The strength that Mary had possessed in my eyes stems from her education Her education
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA