Daughter of the U.S.-Mexican War: The Origins of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the 1846 Invasion of Mexico

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The Daughters of the American Revolution is America’s most important and popular hereditary society, but its founding had a great deal more to do with the 1846 war between the U.S. and Mexico than the American Revolution. This talk will explore DAR founder Ellen Hardin Walworth’s family experience of war, and the implications of war against Mexico on the politics of memory in the United States.


Revolutionary and Early National Women

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