Women Patriots of the American Revolution: A Biographical Dictionary

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This book contains the biographies of 600 women who performed patriotic acts. Some of these women rode on horseback to warn the Americans of a British attack; a few carried muskets; many were captured by Indians; many had husbands or sons who were killed or taken as prisoners. These women spun flax, made shirts, knitted socks, cooked food, or nursed the soldiers, and some spied for the Americans. With a list of 4,500 additional women who suffered damage from the British or ...

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Overview

This book contains the biographies of 600 women who performed patriotic acts. Some of these women rode on horseback to warn the Americans of a British attack; a few carried muskets; many were captured by Indians; many had husbands or sons who were killed or taken as prisoners. These women spun flax, made shirts, knitted socks, cooked food, or nursed the soldiers, and some spied for the Americans. With a list of 4,500 additional women who suffered damage from the British or provided provisions for the troops.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
...useful information...
Flintlock and Powderhorn
...a remarkable tribute to the courage of our forebears...
North Carolina Historical Review
...a significant achievement.
Bulletin Of The Order Of The Founders and Patriots Of America
...remarkable...
Florida State DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)
...destined to become an important addition to historical and genealogical libraries throughout America.
Booklist
...a valuable tool for students of genealogy and women's history.
National Society Dar
...a great service...
Georgia Historical Quarterly
...valuable...
CHOICE
...useful information...
Florida State Dar
...destined to become an important addition to historical and genealogical libraries throughout America.
Reference Books Bulletin
...a valuable tool for students of genealogy and women's history..
Flintlock & Powderhorn
...a remarkable tribute to the courage of our forebears....
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Brief biographies of 600 women who performed patriotic acts--some rode on horseback to warn the Americans of British attack; a few carried muskets; many were captured by Indians; many had husbands or sons who were killed or taken as prisoners. These women spun flax, made shirts, knitted socks, cooked food, or nursed the soldiers, and some spied for the Americans. Also included is a listing of 4,500 additional women who suffered damage from the British or provided provisions for the troops. With an official state reference and page number for each entry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810824218
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Pages: 519
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 1.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles E. Claghorn served as the historian of the Florida Society, Sons of the American Revolution, and is the author of Naval Officers of the American Revolution (Scarecrow, 1988) and Women Composers and Hymnists (Scarecrow, 1984). Hilde Strait has received awards in many shows. Her work has been shown in national exhibits of the American Pen Women, Lever House, New York; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; and Hudson River Museum, Yonkers.

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