1692 – 1783 Settler Colonialism and the American Revolution

François (Franz) Fleischbein (artist), Portrait of Betsy, 1837. The Historic New Orleans Collection, acc. no. 1985.212.

Key Ideas

1. Eighteenth-century women were active and engaged participants in every aspect of colonial and revolutionary life.

2. The experiences of women in the eighteenth century varied widely based on race, class, age, gender identity, and geographic region.

3. The full history of the North American colonies and the American Revolution cannot be properly