Although the Revolution brings turmoil to her early life, she goes on achieve literary fame.
Susannah Rowson was a remarkably independent (and busy!) woman during a time when women were generally limited by finances, education and social expectations. She threw the rulebook out of the window when she joined a theater company, wrote a best-seller, and then again when she opened a number of girls’ schools around Boston. Perhaps it was because of the restrictions she was aware of while growing up that she wanted to make opportunities accessible to women.