Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution by Melissa Lukeman Bohrer | 9780743453318 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution

Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution

by Melissa Lukeman Bohrer
     
 

ISBN-10: 074345331X

ISBN-13: 9780743453318

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: Atria Books

The heroism of the females of the American Revolution has gone from memory with the generation that witnessed it, and nothing, absolutely nothing, remains upon the ear of the young of the present day. — Charles Francis Adams
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin — these are the names we typically associate with the American

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The heroism of the females of the American Revolution has gone from memory with the generation that witnessed it, and nothing, absolutely nothing, remains upon the ear of the young of the present day. — Charles Francis Adams
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin — these are the names we typically associate with the American Revolution. But was American History solely written by men? Were there no influential women? No women who had an impact on the founding of America in its crucial, formative years, in its fight for independence? Indeed, there were — although their contributions have been overlooked or ignored for over two hundred years. Until now.
Glory, Passion, and Principle is an extraordinary journey through revolutionary America as seen from a woman's perspective. Here are the lesser-known stories of eight influential females who fought for freedom — for their country and themselves — at all costs. Whether advising prominent male leaders in political theory (Abigail Adams), using their pens as swords (Phillis Wheatley, Mercy Otis Warren), acting as military spies (Sybil Ludington, Lydia Darragh), or going to battle (Molly Pitcher, Deborah Sampson, Nancy Ward), these women broke free of the limitations imposed upon them, much as our forefathers did by resisting British rule upon American soil...and laying the groundwork for the United States as we know it today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743453318
Publisher:
Atria Books
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
344,570
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PREFACE

With the Wind in Her Hair:

SYBIL LUDINGTON

Breaking the Chains of Silence:

PHILLIS WHEATLEY

First Adviser:

ABIGAIL ADAMS

Her Pen as Sword:

MERCY OTIS WARREN

Spy Games:

LYDIA DARRAGH

A Sister in Arms:

MOLLY PITCHER

Soldier with a Secret:

DEBORAH SAMPSON

A Woman Warrior:

NANCY WARD

NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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