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Mercy Otis Warren

Historian, Poet (25-Sep-1728 — 19-Oct-1814)


Katherine Anthony. First Lady of the Revolution: The Life of Mercy Otis Warren. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press. 1958. 258pp.

Kate Davies. Catharine Macaulay and Mercy Otis Warren: The Revolutionary Atlantic and the Politics of Gender. Oxford University Press. 2006.

Theresa Freda Nicolay (editor). Gender Roles, Literary Authority, and Three American Women Writers: Anne Dudley Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, Margaret Fuller Ossoli. Peter Lang Publishing. 1995. 166pp.

Jeffrey H. Richards. Mercy Otis Warren. Twayne. 1995. 195pp.

Nancy Rubin Stuart. The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation. Boston, MA: Beacon Press. 2008. 314pp.

Rosemarie Zagarri. A Woman's Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution. Davidson, Harlan, Inc.. 1995.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Webster's American Biographies (p.1095)

  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.419)

  6. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.803)

  7. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.788)

  8. A Dictionary of British and American Women Writers 1660-1800 (p.315)

  9. Encyclopedia of American Biography (pp.1173-74)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1096)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.772)

  12. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.1145)

  13. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.1135)

  14. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.907)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.15)

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