Mercy Otis Warren: Herstory 9

BettyJean Downing Kling

Mercy Otis Warren (1728 – 1814) Who was the friend of Abigail Adams who fostered political agitation with her satirical plays and then a three-volume history of the American revolution in 1805?

Mercy Otis Warren was born in 1728 into a family of all boys, and there were many of them. She was born in Massachusetts. Mercy became a Patriot writer, and she wrote plays, poems and lots of other writings that supported independence. She used her writing to display her ideas. Her ideas and writings convinced many people in Massachusetts to become Patriots. Of all the people writing to support the patriotic cause, Mercy Otis Warren was the only woman who published plays, books, and poetry.

  • Her plays included:
    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.

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