Sarah Oliver

Sarah Oliver

A young woman whose comfortable life as the governor’s daughter is thrown into chaos by the Revolution. 

(Image Courtesy of  Yale University Art Gallery)

(Image Courtesy of Yale University Art Gallery)

By looking at the American Revolution from the street-level, through the eyes of the real people who lived it,  we can see the events as they  truly happened; this story of real people and uncertain outcomes. What was this person’s experience and how was it shaped by their beliefs, their occupation, their age, the color of their skin?


From the Card:

  • You are born into one of the oldest, most powerful, and wealthiest families in Boston.
  • A crowd attacks your home in protest of the Stamp Act. Your father sends you away from the house, but you return and convince him to leave with you, saving him from harm.
  • You marry Dr. Peter Oliver in 1770, and move to Middleboro, where you hope to be safe from the rising tensions in Boston.
  • When your father leaves for England, you leave your life in America behind to accompany him.

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