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.

Betsy Ross And The Making Of America

Author: Marla R. Miller
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9780805082975
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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
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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.

Betsy Ross

Author: Judith St. George
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805054392
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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.

Who Was Betsy Ross

Author: James Buckley, Jr.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698187393
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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
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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
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"Simple text and photographs present the life and legend of Betsy Ross"--Provided by publisher.

Rebecca Dickinson

Author: Marla Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 042997745X
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Rebecca Dickinson's powerful voice, captured through excerpts from the pages of her journal, allows colonial and revolutionary-era New England to come alive. Dickinson's life illustrates the dilemmas faced by many Americans in the decades before, during, and after the American Revolution, as well as the paradoxes presented by an unmarried woman who earned her own living and made her own way in the small town where she was born. Rebecca Dickinson: Independence for a New England Woman, uses Dickinson's world as a lens to introduce readers to the everyday experience of living in the colonial era and the social, cultural, and economic challenges faced in the transformative decades surrounding the American Revolution.About the Lives of American Women series:Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era. The emphasis is on a ?good read,? featuring accessible writing and compelling narratives, without sacrificing sound scholarship and academic integrity. Primary sources at the end of each biography reveal the subject's perspective in her own words. Study questions and an annotated bibliography support the student reader.

Stars And Stripes

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

Betsy Ross

Author: Becky White
Publisher: Holiday House
ISBN: 9780823419081
Size: 46.89 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.