The American Revolution and the Early Republic as witnessed by Mercy Otis Warren and Others

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9780931968020: The American Revolution and the Early Republic as witnessed by Mercy Otis Warren and Others

This CD includes the full text of The Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution . The original 3-volume work is 1317 pages long.

Mercy wrote early drafts of this work near the time of the events described, and completed the work about four years before its appeared in 1805.

She explains the delay as due to health problems, temporary bouts of blindness, and grief at the death of her only son.

James Otis (early advocate of the rights of the colonies) was her brother, James Warren (speaker of the

Massachusetts House of Representatives) was her husband, Abigail and John Adams were close friends and correspondents.

The CD also includes five plays that Mercy wrote during and about the Revolution:

*The Adulateur, a five-act play, published in 1773
*The Defeat, excerpts from a play, published 1773
*The Group, a three-act play, published in 1775
*The Blockheads, a three-act play, published in 1776, shortly after the British withdrew from Boston
*The Motley Assembly, a farce, published in 1779.

In addition, it includes related historical documents and the full text of 20 other books about the American Revolution and the Early Republic:

*Adventures of Colonel Daniel Boone by John Filson (short)
*Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
*The Life of Francis Marion by W. Gilmore Simms
*The Life of General Francis Marion by Mason Locke Weems
*Thomas Paine -- The Age of Reason, The American Crisis, Common Sense, The Rights of Man
*Samuel Adams, Writings, volumes 2 and 3 (of 4)
*The American Republic by O.A. Brownson
*Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, 2 volumes
*The Federalist Papers
*Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
*Jefferson and His Colleagues, a Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty by Allen Johnson
*Thomas Jefferson by Edward S. Ellis
*John Marshall And The Constitution, A Chronicle Of The Supreme Court by Edward S. Corwin
*Rise of the New West, 1819-1829 by Frederick Jackson Turner
*The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman

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About the Author:

"Warren, Mercy (1728-1814), American writer, sister of James Otis, was born at Barnstable, Mass., and in 1754 married James Warren (1726-1808) of Plymouth, Mass., a college friend of her brother. Her literary inclinations were fostered by both these men, and she began early to write poems and prose essays. As member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1766-1774) and its speaker (1776-1777 and 1787-1788), member (1774 and 1775) and president (1775) of the Provincial Congress, and paymaster-general in 1775, James Warren took a leading part in the events of the American revolutionary period, and his wife followed its progress with keen interest. Her gifts of satire were utilized in her political dramas, The Adulator (1773) and The Group (1775); and John Adams, whose wife Abigail was Mercy Warren's close friend, encouraged her to further efforts. Her tragedies "The Sack of Rome" and "The Ladies of Castile," were included in her Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous (1790), dedicated to General Washington. Apart from their historical interest among the beginnings of American literature, Mercy Warren's poems have no permanent value. In 1805 she published a History of the American Revolution, which was colored by somewhat outspoken personal criticism and was bitterly resented by John Adams (see his correspondence, published by the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1878). James Warren died in 1808, and his wife followed him on the 19th of October 1814." (Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition, 1911)

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