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Revolutionary women in the War for American Independence : a one-volume revised edition of Elizabeth Ellet's 1848 landmark series
Ellet, E. F. (Elizabeth Fries), 1818-1877.
Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.
Physical Description:
x, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Format :


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E276 .E45 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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US historian Diamant has combined the biographies of over 80 unusual women and excised repetition and duplications spread across the original three-volume set. The arrangement is geographical, considering in turn the war in the northeast, the middle states, and the south. A final section is called S

Author Notes

LINCOLN DIAMANT studied American History at Columbia University and was a writer for CBS News before he became a biographer and historian of the American Revolution. He is author of eight books, including Chaining the Hudson (1994) and The Broadcast Communications Dictionary (Greenwood, 1989). He has lectured extensively on American History and has served as a commentator for Fox Television.

Table of Contents

The Author
Author's 1848
Author's 1850
The Women of the Revolution$$$>Massachusetts Abigail Smith Adams Mary Smith Cranch Mary Draper Dorothy Quincy Hancock Sarah Fuller Hull Lucia Flucker Knox Deborah Sampson Gannett Mrs. Oliver Pond Sarah Quincy Smith Mercy Otis Warren Hannah Winthrop Mrs. David Wright New Hampshire (and Vermont) Frances Brush Allen Elizabeth Smith Peabody Rhode Island Mary Bowen Catherine Littlefield Greene Connecticut Anna Warner Bailey Rebecca Sanford Barlow Ursula Wolcott Griswold Frances Ledyard New York Cornelia Van Cortlandt Beekman Magdalen Bevier Blandina Elmendorf Bruyn Jane Cannon Campbell Mrs. Jackson Mary Lindley Murray Janet Livingston Montgomery Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler Lady Stirling (Sarah Livingston Alexander) Margaret Todd Whetten New Jersey Elizabeth Rogers Borden Hannah Ogden Caldwell Susannah French Livingston Esther de Berdt Reed Annis Boudinot Stockton Martha Stewart Wilson Pennsylvania Sarah Franklin Bache Rebecca Biddle Margaret Cochran Corbin Lydia Darrah Elizabeth Graham Ferguson Mary Ludwig Hays Mary Redmond Esther Skinner Frances Slocum Maryland Anne Frisby Fitzhugh Delaware Hannah Erwin Israel Virginia (and Kentucky) Mrs. Davis "John's Wife" Mrs. John Merrill Mrs. John Walker Martha Washington Mrs. Woods Elizabeth Zane North Carolina artha Polk Brevard Rachel Craighead Caldwell Margaret Sharpe Gaston Mary Hooks Slocumb South Carolina Martha Bratton Mrs. Dillard Isabella Barber Ferguson Emily Geiger Nancy Stinson (Anderson) Green Mrs. Thomas Heyward Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson Sarah Wayne McCalla Elizabeth Marshall Martin Mrs. Richard Shubrick Mrs. John Simpson Mrs. Strong Esther Gaston Walker Eliza Wilkinson Eleanor Wilson Georgia Nancy Hart Sleeping with the Enemy Lady Harriet Acland Margaret Shippen Arnold Rebecca Franks Mrs. Mary Harvey Jane McCrea Flora McDonald Margaret Moncrieff Mary Philipse Morris Mrs. Munro Baroness Friederike Von Riedesel