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: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9780312576226
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Beyond the legend of the creation of the American flag, we know very little about the facts of Betsy Ross' life. Perhaps with one snip of her scissors she convinced the nation's future first president that five-pointed stars suited better than six. Perhaps not. Miller recovers for the first time the full story of Betsy Ross, sharing the woman as she truly was. Miller pieces together the fascinating life of this little-known and much beloved figure, showing that she is important to our history not just because she made a flag, but because she embraced the resistance movement with vigor, reveled in its triumphs, and suffered its consequences.

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, Inc
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.

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: 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.

Betsy Ross

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

Flag

Author: Marc Leepson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429906472
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The thirteen-stripe, fifty-star flag is as familiar an American icon as any that has existed in the nation's history. Yet the history of the flag, especially its origins, is cloaked in myth and misinformation. Flag: An American Biography rectifies that situation by presenting a lively, comprehensive, illuminating look at the history of the American flag from its beginnings to today. Journalist and historian Marc Leepson uncovers scores of little-known, fascinating facts as he traces the evolution of the American flag from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. Flag sifts through the historical evidence to---among many other things---uncover the truth behind the Betsy Ross myth and to discover the true designer of the Stars and Stripes. It details the many colorful and influential Americans who shaped the history of the flag. "Flag," as the novelist Nelson DeMille says in his preface, "is not a book with an agenda or a subjective point of view. It is an objective history of the American flag, well researched, well presented, easy to read and understand, and very informative and entertaining." "Our love for the flag may be incomprehensible to others, but at least we now have a comprehensive guide to its unfolding." ---The Wall Street Journal "The fascination of history is in its details, and the author of Flag: An American Biography knows how to find them and turn them into compelling reading.... This book brings out the irony, humor, myth, and behind-the-scenes happenings that make our flag's 228-year history so fascinating." ---The Saturday Evening Post "Timely and insightful." ---The Dallas Morning News

Betsy Ross

Author: Vicki Cox
Publisher: Infobase Learning
ISBN: 1438143907
Size: 74.39 MB
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A biography of Betsy Ross, who is credited with designing the first United States flag.