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Human Tradition in the American Revolution / Edition 1
     

Human Tradition in the American Revolution / Edition 1

by Nancy L. Rhoden
 

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ISBN-10: 0842027483

ISBN-13: 2900842027488

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This is a collection of brief biographies of 17 individuals who lived during the Revolutionary period. American society during that time was diverse and divided: it included patriots, loyalists, Native Americans, slaves, free African-Americans, and mercenaries, to name a few. Among the many people readers will meet are loyalists Lachlan McGillivray, an indian trader

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This is a collection of brief biographies of 17 individuals who lived during the Revolutionary period. American society during that time was diverse and divided: it included patriots, loyalists, Native Americans, slaves, free African-Americans, and mercenaries, to name a few. Among the many people readers will meet are loyalists Lachlan McGillivray, an indian trader whose property was confiscated by the revolutionaries; Cherokee warrior and loyalist Dragging Canoe, who struggled to save Native American land from white setters; and Quaker Elizabeth Drinker, who was a pacifist and opponent of slavery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900842027488
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Human Tradition in America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Revolutionary Players Chapter 2 Anthony Benezet: America's Finest Eighteenth-Century Antislavery Advocate Chapter 3 Lachlan McGillivray: Indian Trader on the Southern Colonial Frontier Chapter 4 Eliza Lucas Pinckney: Vegetables and Virtue Chapter 5 William Smith: Philadelphia Minister and Moderate Chapter 6 William Prendergast and the Revolution in the Hudson River Valley: 'Poor Men Were Always Oppressed by the Rich' Chapter 7 Ashley Bowen of Marblehead: Revolutionary Neutral Chapter 8 Dragging Canoe (Tsi'yu-g°nsi'ni): Chickamauga Cherokee Patriot Chapter 9 Daniel Boone and the Struggle for Independence on the Revolutionary Frontier Chapter 10 Philadelphia Quaker Elizabeth Drinker and Her Servant, Jane Boon: 'Times are Much Changed and Maids Are Become Mistresses' Chapter 11 Mary Brant (Konwatsi'tsiaienni Degonwadonti): 'Miss Molly,' Feminist Role Model or Mohawk Princess? Chapter 12 Arthur Lee of Virginia: The Forgotten Revolutionary Chapter 13 Simon Girty: His War on the Frontier Chapter 14 Absalom Jones and the African Church of Philadelphia: 'To Arise out of the Dust' Chapter 15 Baroness Friederike von Riedesel: 'Mrs. General' Chapter 16 Judith Sargent Murray: The American Revolution and the Rights of Women Chapter 17 Phillis Wheatley: Speaking Liberty to the 'Modern Egyptians' Chapter 18 Benjamin Gilbert and Jacob Nagle: Soldiers of the American Revolution Chapter 19 Index

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