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Women heroes of the American Revolution : 20 stories of espionage, sabotage, defiance, and rescue

Author: Susan Casey
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2017.
Series: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Susan Casey gives 20 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 descendants of participants  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Biographies
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Casey
ISBN: 9781613738313 1613738315
OCLC Number: 1001808415
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Resisters, supporters, and rescuers : Penelope Barker: steeping the brew ; Phillis Wheatley: the slave who proclaimed a revolution ; Mary Katherine Goddard: a patriotic publisher ; Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson: mother to the end ; Esther Reed and Sarah Franklin Bache: supporters of the troops ; Elizabeth Burgin: the rescuer who became a fugitive --
Spies : Lydia Darragh: the listener who alerted the general ; Anna Smith Strong: petticoats and handkerchiefs ; Dicey Langston: a whig in a land of tories --
Saboteurrs : Prudence Wright: leader of the pitchfork brigade ; Sybil Ludington: on Star under the stars ; Mary Lindley Murray: wine, cake, and a getaway ; Grace and Rachel Martin: masquerading hostesses --
Soldiers and defenders of the home front : Elizabeth "Betty" Zane: fleet-footed girl to the rescue ; Deborah Sampson Gannett: undercover soldier ; Rebecca Motte: a straight-arrow heroine ; Martha Bratton: "It was I who did it." --
Legendary ladies : Molly Pitcher: "Possible Mollies" Mary Ludwig Hayes and Margaret Cochran Corbin ; Mammy Kate: unlikely rescuer ; Nancy Hart: the war woman.
Series Title: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: Susan Casey.

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"Susan Casey gives 20 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 descendants of participants of the Revolution and features ample excerpts from primary source documents. Also included are contextualizing sidebars, images, source notes, and a bibliography."--Publisher information.

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