Response Paper 8 - Alina Chaika Response Paper Week 8 In A...

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Alina Chaika Response Paper Week 8 In “A Loyalist Wife” Werner brings up questions about consequences that may occur if women would assert their political views. The author illustrates the case of Grace Galloway who was a wife of a loyalist man during the American Revolution. While her husband went to Britain with their daughter, Grace stayed in Philadelphia in order to declare her property, which got confiscated, and she was expelled from her property that she was never able to gain back. In her diary, she expressed her indignation to the situation and found preposterous that she was held accountable for her husband’s and her own political beliefs. In “A Carolina Patriot” Gilman depicts that during the American Revolution women have started to assert their political opinions and have stated they had rights of doing so. Eliza Wilkinson’s letter to her friend is an evident example where she expresses the resentment of notion that “political participation fell outside the feminine sphere” (122).

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