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Betsy Ross and the making of America

Author: Marla R Miller
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A richly woven biography of the beloved patriot Betsy Ross, her fabled creation of "the first flag," and an enthralling portrait of everyday life in Revolutionary War-era Philadelphia.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Betsy Ross; Betsy Ross; Betsy Ross; Betsy Ross
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marla R Miller
ISBN: 9780805082975 0805082972 9780312576226 0312576226
OCLC Number: 435711198
Awards: Finalist, Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, 2010.
Description: 467 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Six hundred miles nearer the sun. The light within ; A nursery to the Lord ; Pins and needles ; Crafting comfort --
The furnace of affliction. Combustible matters ; Domestic rebellions ; Union and disunion ; Mr. and Mrs. Ross ; Meditations in trouble --
True colors. Crafting colors ; Signals of independence ; The mariner's bride ; The occupied city ; Privateer to prisoner --
Peace and prosperity. Third time's a charm ; For Lord and empire ; Brotherly love ; Fever ; The federal edifice --
Endings and beginnings. War, redux ; A port in the storm.
Responsibility: Marla R. Miller.
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A richly woven biography of the beloved patriot Betsy Ross, her fabled creation of "the first flag," and an enthralling portrait of everyday life in Revolutionary War-era Philadelphia.

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