september, 2022

15sep7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: "Left in Distress" : Women on Their Own in Revolutionary PennsylvaniaFree

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Fireside Chat with Camille Kaszubowski

September 15th, 2022, 7:00 p.m. ET

Virtual & Free

The American Revolution disrupted households and family economies increasing the number of women on their own–widows, wives with absentee husbands, and single women–who often found themselves in great need. When women’s individual efforts to survive failed, many petitioned the government for assistance, but Pennsylvania’s unstable economy and the nature of the petitioning process, pulled women into long and entangled relationships with governing bodies. Some spent lifetimes petitioning. This talk explores the petitioning efforts of Pennsylvania women–patriots, loyalists, and those who fell somewhere in between–during the war and in its long aftermath. It examines how wartime disruptions shaped family economies and household responses.




(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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