Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of by Susan Casey

By Susan Casey

A commemoration of the courageous but principally forgotten girls who served in America’s warfare of Independence

 

Every schoolchild understands approximately Paul Revere’s 20-mile experience to warn that the British have been coming. a long way fewer understand that 16-year-old Sybil Ludington rode two times as a ways on her horse famous person with the intention to support her father, Colonel Ludington, muster his scattered troops to struggle a marauding enemy. Few learn about Martha Bratton, who blew up a offer of gunpowder to maintain it from drawing close British troops and boldly claimed, “It was once I who did it!” Susan Casey supplies Ludington, Bratton, and 18 different awesome women and girls the highlight they deserve during this vigorous number of biographical profiles. those girls took motion in lots of methods: as spies, squaddies, nurses, water providers, fundraisers, writers, couriers, and extra. Women Heroes of the yank Revolution brings a clean new standpoint to their tales as a result of interviews with historians and with descendants of individuals of the Revolution and lines plentiful excerpts from basic resource records. additionally integrated are contextualizing sidebars, pictures, resource notes, and a bibliography, making this a useful source for any student’s or heritage buff’s bookshelf.

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