Mercy Otis Warren


History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution, Interspersed with Biographical, Political, and Moral Observations (Boston, 1805).

Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814) was a political writer and propagandist during the American Revolution, at a time when such sentiments were considered the purview of men.  Both her plays and her poems attacked the royal authority in Massachusetts in the years leading up to the Revolution.  The Group, the only play that she ever acknowledged writing, focused on the moral evil of the Tory administration lead by Governor Thomas Hutchinson.