Date Approved


Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis


History and Philosophy

First Advisor

John G. McCurdy

Second Advisor

Ronald Delph

Third Advisor

James Egge


This project explores the events leading up to the American Revolution such as the Great Awakening and the Seven Years War through the works of Hannah Heaton and Esther Edwards Burr's diaries, as well as Sarah Osborn's writing. Thus, by looking at the religious views of women during this time, this paper explains the trend of revivalist and evangelical uprisings and the religious break from authority for marginalized members of society. This paper argues that female evangelicals found religion and prayer an active way to participate and promote themselves in the American Revolution.

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