Republican Motherhood Podcast


Season 1, Episode 2: Republican Motherhood

In this episode, the ideal of Republican Motherhood is described and how it came about in America during the late 1700s.

Sources for this Episode:

Susan M. Cruea, “Changing Ideals of Womanhood During the Nineteenth-Century Woman Movement,” Bowling Green State University: ScholarWorks@BGSU: 902995: 187-204.

Carol Berkin, Revolutionary Mothers, Vintage Books, New York, 2005, page 152.

Linda Kerber, Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America, University of North Carolina Press, 1980.

Margaret A. Nash, “Rethinking Republican motherhood: Benjamin Rush and the Young Ladies’ Academy of Philadelphia, Journal of the Early Republic, vol.17, no. 2, (Summer 1997), 171-191.


Be sure to read our article titled, “Republican Motherhood – Origins” 

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