PIL S2:E8 – Mercy Otis Warren: Heart and Soul of the American Revolution

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When someone mentions the furnishers of the American Revolution, they are usually referring to Samuel Adams or Paul Revere. These men capitalized on the abuse of authority perpetrated by the British to popularize rebellion. However, the most effective individual to furnish the revolution is perhaps the most forgotten.

Mercy Otis Warren used entertainment and satire to provide levity in people’s lives while feeding them a more subtle message about liberty and tyranny. This helped grow revolutionary sentiment, and even after the war, it allowed her to popularize liberty in the new republic. In this Season 2 finale, hear how Mercy Otis Warren risked life, liberty, sacred honor, and her deepest friendships in pursuit of liberty.

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