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This collection of 17 biographies provides a unique opportunity for the reader to go beyond the popular heroes of the American Revolution and discover the diverse populace that inhabited the colonies during this pivotal point in history.
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