Mary Silliman's War

TitleMary Silliman's War
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsSurjik, Stephen
Running Time93 minutes
Date Released05/11/1994
DistributorHeritage Films
Publication LanguageEnglish

In this historically accurate social history, a New England woman experiences the American Revolution as a series of civil wars that divided her local community and household. Mary Silliman sees the war as an intensely local matter while her husband, an attorney, views the war within the macro-politics of an anti-colonial struggle. The film's depiction of gender roles, women's public and private lives, religious faith, and daily life in colonial American make it an exceptional teaching tool to counter dominant narratives of the Revolution. 

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