Women in the American Revolution

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-01
  • Publisher: History Compass
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Women in the American Revolution picks up where usual historical accounts of the Revolutionary War leave off -- with the varied roles and contributions of women in camp, on the homefront, and serving as spies, messengers, and soldiers. This anthology of letters, journals, and eyewitness accounts tells a part of the story of women who helped on both sides of the war, from colonist Molly Pitcher to Hessian Baroness von Riedesel, from messenger Deborah Champion to soldier Deborah Sampson.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
War Clouds Gather
To the Ladiesp. 8
The Homefront
Abigail Adamsp. 12
Alphabet For Little Masters and Misses 1775p. 12
A Capture in Rhode Islandp. 15
A Hessian Admires the Womenp. 16
Captured by the Indiansp. 18
Aiding the American Militaryp. 20
Women React to Looters in South Carolinap. 26
A Frontier Woman Defends Herselfp. 29
In the Fray
Deborah Sampsonp. 31
Margaret Corbinp. 36
Molly Pitcherp. 36
Woman in the Enemy Camps: Baroness von Riedeselp. 37
On the March
Lady Franklandp. 43
Jemima Warnerp. 44
Baroness von Riedeselp. 46
Ann Eliza Bleeckerp. 49
Sarah Osbornp. 51
Women in Camp
Women at Valley Forgep. 57
Mrs. Washington in Campp. 57
Baroness von Riedesel "on duty"p. 61
Mrs. Slocum Seeks Her Husbandp. 63
Spies, Smugglers and "Sneaks"
Deborah Champion Carries Dispatchesp. 67
Mrs. Murray Entertains the Enemyp. 71
Dicey Langston Warns of Dangerp. 73
Mrs. Richardson Helps the Causep. 74
Emily Geiger Acts as a Courierp. 75
Peacep. 77
Endnotes to Alphabet for Little Masters and Missesp. 79
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