Women Heroes of the American Revolution

20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue

Author: Susan Casey

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613745869

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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Every schoolchild knows about Paul Revere’s 20-mile ride to warn that the British were coming. Far fewer know that 16-year-old Sybil Ludington rode twice as far on her horse Star in order to help her father, Colonel Ludington, muster his scattered troops to fight a marauding enemy. Few know about Martha Bratton, who blew up a supply of gunpowder to keep it from approaching British troops and boldly claimed, “It was I who did it!” Susan Casey gives Ludington, Bratton, and 18 other remarkable girls and women the spotlight they deserve in this lively collection of biographical profiles. These women took action in many ways: as spies, soldiers, nurses, water carriers, fundraisers, writers, couriers, and more. Women Heroes of the American Revolution brings a fresh new perspective to their stories resulting from interviews with historians and with descendents of participants of the Revolution and features ample excerpts from primary source documents. Also included are contextualizing sidebars, images, source notes, and a bibliography, making this an invaluable resource for any student’s or history buff’s bookshelf. Susan Casey is the author of Kids Inventing! and Women Invent! She is also a journalist whose articles and photographs have appeared in Fast Company, Family Circle, Americana, USAir, Women’s Sports, Soap Opera Digest, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other publications. She lives in Venice, California.

Great Women of the American Revolution

Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756508388

Category: History

Page: 48

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Discusses the many important roles of women during the Revolutionary War, giving examples from both sides of homefront duties, military support, and political actions.

Revolutionary Mothers

Women in the Struggle for America's Independence

Author: Carol Berkin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307427498

Category: History

Page: 224

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The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. In this groundbreaking history, Carol Berkin shows us how women played a vital role throughout the conflict. The women of the Revolution were most active at home, organizing boycotts of British goods, raising funds for the fledgling nation, and managing the family business while struggling to maintain a modicum of normalcy as husbands, brothers and fathers died. Yet Berkin also reveals that it was not just the men who fought on the front lines, as in the story of Margaret Corbin, who was crippled for life when she took her husband’s place beside a cannon at Fort Monmouth. This incisive and comprehensive history illuminates a fascinating and unknown side of the struggle for American independence. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Women of the Revolution

Bravery and Sacrifice on the Southern Battlefields

Author: Robert Dunkerly

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625844891

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Each of the Southern Revolutionary battlefields holds the history of soldiers and legends of women. From the wooded slopes of Kings Mountain to the fields of Cowpens, to the lesser-known sites like Fishing Creek and Hanging Rock, author Robert M. Dunkerly uncovers the stories and legends surrounding the women who were caught up in the struggle. This book serves not only as a study of the battles, but also as a chronicle of the experiences of women in the eighteenth century. Some were camp followers attached to the armies, while others were civilians caught in the line of fire. Women were present on nearly every battlefield, and their stories are told here for the first time.

Black Heroes of the American Revolution

Author: Burke Davis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152085612

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 82

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The black soldiers, sailors, spies, scouts, guides, and wagoners who participated and sacrificed in the struggle for American independence are profiled in this fascinating history which features prints and portraits from the period.

Women in the American Revolution

Author: Jeanne Munn Bracken

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1932663231

Category: History

Page: 79

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"Women in the American Revolution picks up where usual historical accounts of the Revolutionary War leave off -- with the varied roles and contributions of women in camp, on the homefront, and serving as spies, messengers, and soldiers. This anthology of letters, journals, and eyewitness accounts tells a part of the story of women who helped on both sides of the war, from colonist Molly Pitcher to Hessian Baroness von Riedesel, from messenger Deborah Champion to soldier Deborah Sampson."

Those Remarkable Women of the American Revolution

Author: Karen Zeinert

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9781562946579

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Examines the contributions of women, Patriot and Loyalist, to the American Revolution, on the battlefield, in the press, and in the political arena, and shows how they challenged traditional female roles

Great Women of the American Revolution

Author: Brianna Hall

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1515729923

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Men may have fought the battles of the American Revolution, but women played an important part too. Some women fought the battle at home, speaking their minds about the British occupation or gathering supplies for their soldiers. Others fought openly for their cause, secretly joining the military or becoming spies. Get to know these heroic women and their importance to the colonists' victory during the Revolutionary War.

Glory, Passion, and Principle

The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution

Author: Melissa Lukeman Bohrer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416588429

Category: History

Page: 288

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Much has been written of the brave deeds, acts of heroism, and intellectual prowess of the men who drafted the Declaration of Independence over two hundred years ago, yet almost no attention has been paid to the extraordinary women of that time -- women who helped found our nation with courage, sacrifice, and intellect equal to any of the famed male politicians of 1776. Glory, Passion, and Principle tells the story of eight incredible women, each deprived of formal education, world travel, or equal status, and yet all managed to flourish against incredible odds. Whether advising such men as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, or Benjamin Franklin on political theory; publishing poems and plays that would rouse a nation to independent furor; helping negotiate treaties; acting as spies; or fighting alongside men in the military -- these women broke the limiting definitions imposed upon them, much as America was doing for itself, and helped form and found the country that is America today. Each chapter is dedicated to a different woman, starting with Abigail Adams, political confidante and wife of John Adams. Using her intellect to influence her husband's position in the Continental Congress, she earned the distinction of being the only person to put Thomas Jefferson in his place. Nancy Ward, the brave and diplomatic leader of the Cherokee tribe, matured from a young widow to bold warrior, risking her life and those of her people when she warned the Patriots of imminent attack by Native American tribes. She became a strong voice when the Treaty of Hopewell was signed in 1785. Yet another bright light was Sybil Ludington, a seventeen-year-old who took it upon herself to alert her town's militia that the British were coming, and survived a ride twice as long as Paul Revere's. And where Revere got caught, Ludington did not. Alongside Ludington, Adams, and Ward, the five other chapters chronicle the lives of Deborah Sampson, Lydia Darragh, Mercy Otis Warren, Phillis Wheatley, and Molly Hays. Filled with unimaginable heartbreak, personal sacrifice, and cunning survival skills, Glory, Passion, and Principle is an inspiring testament to the women who undoubtedly made a considerable dent in our great nation's history.

Heroes of the Revolution

Author: David A. Adler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823420179

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Offers a look at twelve Revolutionary War heroes who, through their brave and courageous acts, helped win the war, including Ethan Allen, Lydia Darragh, Haym Salomon, and George Washington.

Heroes of the American Revolution

Author: Mary Jo Hertz Scarbrough

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1515729958

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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George Washington, Paul Revere, and Thomas Jefferson are remembered as heroes of the American Revolution, but they were only a few of many men and women who risked their lives for independence. Read more about the heroes, both American and European, who were key to the colonists' success in the American Revolution.

Founding Mothers

The Women Who Raised Our Nation

Author: Cokie Roberts

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061867460

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Cokie Roberts's number one New York Times bestseller, We Are Our Mothers' Daughters, examined the nature of women's roles throughout history and led USA Today to praise her as a "custodian of time-honored values." Her second bestseller, From This Day Forward, written with her husband, Steve Roberts, described American marriages throughout history, including the romance of John and Abigail Adams. Now Roberts returns with Founding Mothers, an intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless pursuits on behalf of their families -- and their country -- proved just as crucial to the forging of a new nation as the rebellion that established it. While much has been written about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, battled the British, and framed the Constitution, the wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters they left behind have been little noticed by history. Roberts brings us the women who fought the Revolution as valiantly as the men, often defending their very doorsteps. While the men went off to war or to Congress, the women managed their businesses, raised their children, provided them with political advice, and made it possible for the men to do what they did. The behind-the-scenes influence of these women -- and their sometimes very public activities -- was intelligent and pervasive. Drawing upon personal correspondence, private journals, and even favored recipes, Roberts reveals the often surprising stories of these fascinating women, bringing to life the everyday trials and extraordinary triumphs of individuals like Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Deborah Read Franklin, Eliza Pinckney, Catherine Littlefield Green, Esther DeBerdt Reed, and Martha Washington -- proving that without our exemplary women, the new country might never have survived. Social history at its best, Founding Mothers unveils the drive, determination, creative insight, and passion of the other patriots, the women who raised our nation. Roberts proves beyond a doubt that like every generation of American women that has followed, the founding mothers used the unique gifts of their gender -- courage, pluck, sadness, joy, energy, grace, sensitivity, and humor -- to do what women do best, put one foot in front of the other in remarkable circumstances and carry on.

Outrageous Women of Colonial America

Author: Mary Rodd Furbee

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780471382997

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Delightful and inspiring tales of some of the most fascinating and awesome women of colonial times American history is rife with stories of our founding fathers, but what of the women who lived and worked alongside these men? This fun and exciting book whisks young readers back to early America, introducing them to a refreshing assortment of brave and unique American women of colonial times. Readers will be amazed by the stories of such remarkable colonial women as Mumbet, a slave who won her freedom in a Massachusetts courtroom in the 1780s; Mercy Warren, whose passionate plays about the Revolution thrust her onto the theater scene as America's first female playwright; and Peggy Arnold, the wife of Benedict Arnold, who was as formidable a spy as her notorious husband. With these enlightening profiles, Mary Rodd Furbee brings these strong and influential women to life to encourage, inspire, and delight young readers. Mary Rodd Furbee (Morgantown, WV) is a part-time writing and journalism instructor at West Virginia University School of Journalism and has written for many publications. She is the author of five children's books, including Anne Bailey, Frontier Scout; and Mary Ingles, Indian Captive.

Revolutionary Women in the War for American Independence

A One-volume Revised Edition of Elizabeth Ellet's 1848 Landmark Series

Author: Elizabeth Fries Ellet,Lincoln Diamant

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275962630

Category: History

Page: 226

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US historian Diamant has combined the biographies of over 80 unusual women and excised repetition and duplications spread across the original three-volume set. The arrangement is geographical, considering in turn the war in the northeast, the middle states, and the south. A final section is called S

George Washington's Secret Six

The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

Author: Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698137655

Category: History

Page: 272

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*Now with a new afterword containing never-before-seen research on the identity of the spy ring’s most secret member, Agent 355 “This is my kind of history book. Get ready. Here’s the action.” —BRAD MELTZER, bestselling author of The Fifth Assassin and host of Decoded When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. He realized that he couldn’t defeat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York. Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have offered fascinating portraits of these spies: a reserved Quaker merchant, a tavern keeper, a brash young longshoreman, a curmudgeonly Long Island bachelor, a coffeehouse owner, and a mysterious woman. Long unrecognized, the secret six are finally receiving their due among the pantheon of American heroes.

Unlikely Heroes

Ordinary Men and Women Whose Courage Won the Revolution

Author: Ron Carter

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

ISBN: 9781609080044

Category: History

Page: 254

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Independent Dames

What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution (with audio recording)

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442445076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Read about the forgotten half of the American Revolution and those tough, independent dames who helped make it happen. Listen up! You've all heard about the great men who led and fought during the American Revolution; but did you know that the guys only make up part of the story? What about the women? The girls? The dames? Didn't they play a part? Of course they did, and with page after page of superbly researched information and thoughtfully detailed illustrations, acclaimed novelist and picture-book author Laurie Halse Anderson and charismatic illustrator Matt Faulkner prove the case in this entertaining, informative, and long overdue homage to those independent dames!