Mercy Otis Warren




Mercy Otis Warren

1728 – 1814

Sister of James Otis (Bostonian who argued for 5 hours against the Stamp Act)

Wife of James Warren

Poet, writer, and patriot. A woman who made her mark on the Founding during a time that was dominated by men. 

Well known works:


Squabble of the Sea Nymphs

Plays critical of the Hutchinson Colonial Administration in Massachusetts.

The Adulateur (1772)

The Defeat (1773)

The Group (1775)

Historical plays referencing the American Revolution

The Sack of Rome

The Ladies of Castille.

American History Texts

History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution. Volumes 1, 2, and 3