Fireside Chat with Camille Kaszubowski

Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Virtual Event
United States

Join The Library Company for a virtual Fireside Chat with Camille Kaszubowski September 15th! 

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.

 

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