Join Middleton Place Foundation for a Book Talk and Signing Reception on Sunday, July 23, 2023, 4:00 – 5:30 pm. Carin Bloom will discuss her chapter, A Black Loyalist’s Liberty: How Lucy Banbury Took Back Her Freedom, in the recently published collection of research entitled “Women Waging War In The American Revolution,” edited by Holly A. Mayer.
This is a free public event; however, seating is limited, and registration is required. Thank you!
About the Book
America’s War for Independence dramatically affected the speed and nature of broader social, cultural, and political changes, including those shaping the place and roles of women in society. Women fought the American Revolution in many ways, in a literal no less than a figurative sense. Whether Loyalist or Patriot, Indigenous or immigrant enslaved or slave-owning, going willingly into battle or responding when war came to their doorsteps, women participated in the conflict in complex and varied ways that reveal the critical distinctions and intersections of race, class, and allegiance that defined the era.
This collection examines the impact of Revolutionary-era women on the outcomes of the war and its subsequent narrative tradition, from popular perception to academic treatment. The contributors show how women navigated a country at war, directly affected the war’s result, and influenced the foundational historical record left in its wake. Engaging directly with that record, this volume’s authors demonstrate how the Revolution transformed women’s place in America by offering new opportunities but imposed new limitations in the brave new world they helped create.
About the Author
Carin Bloom is Manager of Education and Programming for Historic Charleston Foundation, where she plans fun, informational programming and digital history for learners of all ages. Carin came to South Carolina from the Philadelphia area, where she went to school for historical archaeology, excavating at Valley Forge National Historical Park. She has an Honors BA from the University of Delaware and MAs from both the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, all focusing on the history and archaeology of the American Revolution. She has been doing Public History for over twenty years at various sites in the Mid-Atlantic and in the Charleston area. Carin is dedicated to bringing underrepresented narratives to light and moving the history field forward as an inclusive discipline that shares diverse and necessary stories from all perspectives.