July 15, 2012

A final word of optimism from Mrs. Warren

“The discordant sounds of war that had long grated the ears of the children of America were now suspended, and the benign and heavenly voice of harmony soothed their wounded feelings, and they flattered themselves the dread summons to slaughter and death would not again resound on their shores.”
— Mercy Otis Warren, History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution

Thanks to everyone who came to the reading on last Saturday!

More information on Mercy Otis Warren can be found from these sources:

Richard Seltzer, who provided the transcript for our reading (many thanks!) provides full texts of many of Warren’s plays and her history of the American Revolution. Additionally he provides useful links and quick references about Warren’s life.

Article concerning Warren’s use of femininity in political writings.

A Woman’s Dilemma by Rosemarie Zagarri

Mercy Otis Warren, Selected Letters