Women of the Republic
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Women of the Republic intellect and ideology in revolutionary America by Linda K. Kerber

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Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English



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  • Women -- United States -- History.,
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.

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Edition Notes

StatementLinda K. Kerber.
LC ClassificationsHQ1418 .K47 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 304 p. :
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2715666M
ISBN 100393303454
LC Control Number86008716

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  Women of the Republic views the American Revolution through women's eyes. Previous histories have rarely recognized that the battle for independence was also a woman's war. The women of the army toiled in army hospitals, kitchens, and laundries. Civilian women were spies, fund raisers, innkeepers, suppliers of food and clothing/5.   Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America by Linda Kerber The University of North Carolina Press, Frequently if not ubiquitously cited in later studies of women in the Revolutionary era, Women of the Republic holds up in many significant ways to its reputation. Kerber combs through first-hand records—files, letters, documents—to . Republic V contains two revolutionary proposals for the social organisation of the ideal state, the first that the function of guardianship is to be performed by men and women alike (cb), the second that for the guardians the private household and therefore the institution of marriage is to be abolished (bd), since the guardians do not own property and the care of children is . LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Republic, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Polemarchus asks Socrates to explain what he meant when he said that wives and children, like the possessions of friends, should be held in common. Glaucon and Thrasymachus support Polemarchus.

Socrates - GLAUCON - ADEIMANTUS Such is the good and true City or State, and the good and man is of the same pattern; and if this is right every other is wrong; and the evil is one which affects not only the ordering of the State, but also the regulation of the individual soul, and is exhibited in four forms. What are they? he said. I was proceeding to tell the order in which the . Women of the Republic is the result of a seven-year search for women's diaries, letters, and legal records. Achieving a remarkable comprehensiveness, it describes women's participation in the war, evaluates changes in their education in the late eighteenth century, describes the novels and histories women read and wrote, and analyzes their. Analysis: Book V, aa. Plato advocates the equal education of women in Book V, but it would be inaccurate to think that Plato believed in the modern notion of equality between the sexes. He states in this section that women are inferior to men in all ways, including intellect. 27 In , Nathalie H. Bluestone published a book entitled Women and the ideal society. Plato’s Republic and modern myths of gender, while in , Nancy Tuana published a collective work entitled Feminist interpretations of : Luc Brisson.

Plato: The Role of Women in the Ideal State. Republic Book V (excerpt) Socrates: The part of the men has been played out, and now properly enough comes the turn of the women. Of them I will proceed to speak, and the more readily since I am invited by you. For men born and educated like our citizens, the only way, in my opinion, of arriving at.   Published in and still studied today, Kerber’s Women of the Republic remains an interesting look into the lives of late-eighteenth, early-nineteenth century women and the manner in which women redefined themselves during and after the American Revolution. In addition, Women of the Republic serves as an excellent guide for future historians on how to Author: History Girl. Essays for The Republic. The Republic literature essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of The Republic. The Abolishment of Gender Roles in On Liberty and The Republic: Mill's Ethic of Choice Transcends Plato's Doctrine of Justice; Plato and Gender Equality. This book is the first comprehensive survey of women in the Weimar Republic, exploring the diversity and multiplicity of women's experiences in the economy, politics and society/5.