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Women in the American Revolution

Author: Sudie Doggett Wike
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Without the support of American women, victory in the Revolutionary War would not have been possible. They followed the Continental Army, handling a range of jobs usually performed by men. The author focuses on the many key roles women filled in the struggle for independence, from farming to making saltpeter to spying"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wike, Sudie Doggett.
Women in the American Revolution.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2018
(DLC) 2017052890
(OCoLC)1010658960
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sudie Doggett Wike
ISBN: 9781476630878 1476630879
OCLC Number: 1020286007
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 272 pages) : maps
Contents: Prologue: George III and Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg --
Founding mothers in the first days of revolution --
Correspondence committees, the Tea Party and coercive acts --
Siege of Boston and the Canada campaign --
New York and New Jersey campaigns --
Saratoga campaign, Ben Franklin and French aid --
Valley Forge, Monmouth Battle and Sullivan's Raid --
Regulators and Wataugans --
Pontiac's War, boundaries and treaties and Dunmore's War --
Transylvania, Great Bridge Battle and Kentucky County, Virginia --
Snow campaign, Moore's Creek, Sullivan's Island and the Cherokee War --
Northwest Territory, Chickamauga Expedition and mid-Tennessee --
Georgia invades Florida, and the Savannah and Augusta campaigns --
Charlestown campaign, Camden Battle and Fishing Creek --
Militiamen cross the Blue Ridge and face Ferguson in Tryon County --
Watauga, Kings Mountain and the journey home --
Cornwallis reverses course and confronts Greene in the south --
British and American strategy in the Virginia campaign --
The Virginia campaign and the American victory at Yorktown --
The last pockets of revolution and the Treaty of Paris.
Responsibility: Sudie Doggett Wike.

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Offers a re-telling of the Revolution and the War, campaign by campaign, battle by battle, in both the North and the South. This volume is unique in that if focuses on the multitude of women who  Read more...

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