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Defiant brides : the untold story of two revolutionary-era women and the radical men they married

Author: Nancy Rubin Stuart
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a portrait of two marriages of the American Revolution, Philadelphia belle Peggy Shippen, who married Benedict Arnold; and Lucy Flucker, who married Henry Knox and followed him through the army camps of the Revolution.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Margaret Shippen Arnold; Lucy Flucker Knox; Benedict Arnold; Henry Knox; Benedict Arnold; Margaret Shippen Arnold; Henry Knox; Lucy Flucker Knox
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Rubin Stuart
ISBN: 9780807001172 0807001171
OCLC Number: 858439362
Description: xvi, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I Defiant Brides --
1 "The Handsomest Woman in America" 3 --
2 "The Best and Tenderest of Friends" 27 --
3 "The Delight, and Comfort of Her Adoring General" 37 --
4 "Our Sweetest Hopes Embittered by Disappointment" 55 --
5 "Fortitude under Stress" 69 --
Part II Tender Wives --
6 "As Good and Innocent as an Angel" 87 --
7 "A Momentary Pang" 101 --
8 "Haste Happy Time When We Shall Be No More Separate" 117 --
9 "Yet We Wade On" 133 --
10 "My Regret at This Cruel, Dreadful Separation" 149 --
Part III Shadow Sisters --
11 "Illusive Bubbles" 165 --
12 "An Irresistible but Invisible Force" 179 --
13 "I Do Not Suffer My Spirits to Overcome Me" 193 --
14 The Brides' Legacies 205.
Responsibility: Nancy Rubin Stuart.

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Presents a portrait of two marriages of the American Revolution, Philadelphia belle Peggy Shippen, who married Benedict Arnold; and Lucy Flucker, who married Henry Knox and followed him through the army camps of the Revolution.

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