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As always, Dr. Bell brings history to life, this time the many faceted lives of women during the American Revolution. A truly illuminating discussion. I only wish that I were a sponge so that I could absorb all of the wonderful information Dr. Bell always provides.
This class shines a light on some extraordinary and heroic women who did a lot more than sew flags during the American Revolution.
This four-session course was an experience where each lecture was fascinating in its own right yet the process of taking the four course sessions was such that the sum of the whole was even greater than the wonderfulness of the parts. By using four different women, one per course session, as a focus, Rick Bell was able to lead us through exploring many themes beyond the women's lives themselves, so that by the end I had a very rich sense of everyday life for women in very different walks of life during the American Revolution as well as a rich sense of the different ways women interacted with the Revolution, or not, and why. Rick Bell is a brilliant historian and public speaker, and this course was very, very good.
This is definitely a 5-star course! Each of the four sessions focused on a different woman, with Dr. Bell using each woman's experience to illustrate various aspects of the times in which she lived. As always, Dr. Bell's presentation was engaging and thought-provoking. I highly recommend this course.
Excellent look at the last of 4 women who each played a unique role directly or in the backgroup of the American Revolution. I consider myself to be a fairly well informed feminist and have to admit I hadn't thought about what was going on with women during the Revolution. I hope I'm wrong, but I'm guessing Rick had to dig deep to find sources about such women at that time and am grateful that it occurred to him to do so.