Women in the American Revolution

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"Women in the American Revolution picks up where usual historical accounts of the Revolutionary War leave off — with the varied roles and contributions of women in camp, on the homefront, and serving as spies, messengers, and soldiers. This anthology of letters, journals, and eyewitness accounts tells a part of the story of women who helped on both sides of the war, from colonist Molly Pitcher to Hessian Baroness von Riedesel, from messenger Deborah Champion to soldier Deborah Sampson."

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Overview

"Women in the American Revolution picks up where usual historical accounts of the Revolutionary War leave off — with the varied roles and contributions of women in camp, on the homefront, and serving as spies, messengers, and soldiers. This anthology of letters, journals, and eyewitness accounts tells a part of the story of women who helped on both sides of the war, from colonist Molly Pitcher to Hessian Baroness von Riedesel, from messenger Deborah Champion to soldier Deborah Sampson."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932663235
  • Publisher: History Compass, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Series: Perspectives on History Series
  • Pages: 90
  • Sales rank: 957,981
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

War Clouds Gather

To the Ladies 8

The Homefront

Abigail Adams 12

Alphabet For Little Masters and Misses 1775 12

A Capture in Rhode Island 15

A Hessian Admires the Women 16

Captured by the Indians 18

Aiding the American Military 20

Women React to Looters in South Carolina 26

A Frontier Woman Defends Herself 29

In the Fray

Deborah Sampson 31

Margaret Corbin 36

Molly Pitcher 36

Woman in the Enemy Camps: Baroness von Riedesel 37

On the March

Lady Frankland 43

Jemima Warner 44

Baroness von Riedesel 46

Ann Eliza Bleecker 49

Sarah Osborn 51

Women in Camp

Women at Valley Forge 57

Mrs. Washington in Camp 57

Baroness von Riedesel "on duty" 61

Mrs. Slocum Seeks Her Husband 63

Spies, Smugglers and "Sneaks"

Deborah Champion Carries Dispatches 67

Mrs. Murray Entertains the Enemy 71

Dicey Langston Warns of Danger 73

Mrs. Richardson Helps the Cause 74

Emily Geiger Acts as a Courier 75

Peace 77

Endnotes to Alphabet for Little Masters and Misses 79

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