Brilliant satirist and propagandist. On British list to be hanged.
Mercy Otis Warren was known as the Conscience of the American Revolution. A lifelong revolutionary, she was the first woman to champion an anti-Federalist viewpoint. Warren used her talents as a writer to promote he Revolutionary cause with anti-British and anti-loyalist .
Warren's writings earned her third position of Britain's list of rebels to be hanged. Her three-volume history of the Revolution was the first by an American author.
Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.
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