Betsy Ross And The Making Of America

Author: Marla R. Miller
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429952378
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A richly woven biography of the beloved patriot Betsy Ross, and an enthralling portrait of everyday life in Revolutionary War-era Philadelphia Betsy Ross and the Making of America is the first comprehensively researched and elegantly written biography of one of America's most captivating figures of the Revolutionary War. Drawing on new sources and bringing a fresh, keen eye to the fabled creation of "the first flag," Marla R. Miller thoroughly reconstructs the life behind the legend. This authoritative work provides a close look at the famous seamstress while shedding new light on the lives of the artisan families who peopled the young nation and crafted its tools, ships, and homes. Betsy Ross occupies a sacred place in the American consciousness, and Miller's winning narrative finally does her justice. This history of the ordinary craftspeople of the Revolutionary War and their most famous representative will be the definitive volume for years to come.

The Making Of The American Flag

Author: Janet Palazzo-Craig
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823943357
Size: 27.75 MB
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In 1827, Betsy Ross remembers the day in 1776 when George Washington came to her upholstery shop to ask for help with designing and making an American flag.

Who Was Betsy Ross

Author: James Buckley, Jr.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698187393
Size: 78.49 MB
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Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That’s up for debate, but Who Was Betsy Ross? tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create the flag of a new nation.

The First American Flag

Author: Kathy Allen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1404855416
Size: 54.16 MB
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An introduction to the American flag and its symbolism discusses the features and history of early American flags.

Betsy Ross

Author: Jan Mader
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736867023
Size: 64.90 MB
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"Simple text and photographs present the life and legend of Betsy Ross"--Provided by publisher.

Betsy Ross

Author: Judith St. George
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805054392
Size: 61.77 MB
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The personal struggles of the woman generally credited with having created the first American flag are set against the backdrop of the colonists' fight for independence.

Betsy Ross

Author: Marilyn Clay
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494789978
Size: 76.46 MB
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A NEW, revised and expanded addition of the popular novel, BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY by Marilyn Clay. This edition contains three brand new chapters making the book a total of 340 pages.Betsy Griscom falls in love with John Ross while both young people are employed as apprentices at Webster's Upholstery Shop in Philadelphia. Three years after the couple marry, a warehouse explosion kills Betsy's beloved husband John. Betsy soon begins to wonder if the explosion was an accident or was the warehouse fire intentionally set? Was someone attempting to steal the Patriot weapons stored there? When the authorities refuse to investigate the crime, Betsy determines to uncover the truth, but finds herself deep in Philadelphia's dangerous and confusing underworld of spies and double agents. Ultimately she has no choice but to trust the wrong man, but will she lose her life, or the lives of those she holds dear, in the process? BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY is a gripping tale of one woman's courage during the pivotal year of 1776 in our nation's history. "I made every effort to remain true to historical events, such as the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, and battles fought in colonial New York and New Jersey. In my story Betsy interacts with real-life historical figures George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and her siblings, Sarah, Rachel and George, as well as her future husband, privateer Captain Joseph Ashburn. I consulted diaries and letters written by American Revolutionary generals and soldiers who lived then. I hope readers will enjoy imagining how Betsy's life 'might have been' in the year 1776, keeping in mind that the premise of my story is fictional. History does not substantiate that Betsy Ross ever engaged in any sort of covert activity." - author, Marilyn Clay "One of the most suspenseful tales of spying and espionage cleverly interwoven into a stunningly realistic depiction of the Revolutionary war featuring life as it was in 1776 for normal, everyday citizens caught up in a drama they had no choice but to endure." . . . Pat Beardon, historian. “BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY will leave you breathless with anticipation wondering if Betsy will succeed in her mission to bring down the ruthless double spy intent on thwarting the rebel cause. Chock full of authentic historical details about the Revolutionary war. Highly recommended!” . . . Richard Whitaker, historian. “From the talented pen of Marilyn Clay, fast becoming known as a premier historical suspense author, comes yet another exceptional tale. Characters in Clay's novels spring to life as they draw you into their world, allowing you to live their stories right along with them. In addition, BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY is, I believe, the first novel ever written for adults featuring Betsy Ross as the heroine.” - Janet Stewart. “That American icon Betsy Ross might have spied on the British for the Patriots during the Revolutionary war is not a stretch. Loyalist customers would have frequented Betsy's upholstery shop in Philadelphia presenting her with the perfect opportunity to listen and learn, which is exactly what she does in this clever, suspenseful, and beautifully written tale that had me in its grip from page one. I laughed and cried with Betsy and her beloved sister Sarah as the story unfolded and reached a most satisfying conclusion. Highly recommended!” – Melissa Frederick, author "This is the sort of historical novel you don't want to see end. I sat up long into the night reading this book. I only hope Ms. Clay intends to write a sequel! Thoroughly enjoyed, thoroughly recommended!" - Andrea Walsh, author. "Ms. Clay's historical suspense novels always please. Her Colonial Jamestown novels have been praised and recommended by both Booklist and the Library Journal. BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY is no exception. Very highly recommended." - Beth Finley, author.

Betsy Ross

Author: Becky White
Publisher: Holiday House
ISBN: 9780823419081
Size: 36.49 MB
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Tells the story of the colonial seamstress who, according to legend, stitched the first American flag, after a design by George Washington.

Stars And Stripes

Author: Sarah L. Thomson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060504161
Size: 69.75 MB
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An introduction to the history of the American flag, from colonial times to the present.