Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue (Women of Action) (Paperback)

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Description


Every schoolchild knows about Paul Revere’s 20-mile ride to warn that the British were coming. Far fewer know that 16-year-old Sybil Ludington rode twice as far to help her father, Colonel Ludington, muster his scattered troops to fight a marauding enemy. Few know about Martha Bratton, who blew up a supply of gunpowder to keep it from approaching British troops and boldly claimed, “It was I who did it!” Susan Casey gives Ludington, Bratton, and 18 other remarkable girls and women of the Revolution the spotlight they deserve in this lively collection of biographical profiles. Drawing on interviews with historians and descendants as well as primary source material, this is an invaluable resource for any student’s or history buff’s bookshelf.


About the Author


Susan Casey is the author of Kids Inventing! and Women Invent! and a journalist whose work has appeared in Fast Company, Women's Sports, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. She lives in Los Angeles.


Praise For…


“A fine, useful resource for students of American history.” —Booklist

“This well-researched book sheds light on lesser known women of this period and is an excellent way to incorporate diversity into the curriculum.” —School Library Journal

"Helpful, sometimes-humorous touches include explanations of archaic activities, lifestyles and social mores; well-documented primary and secondary sources; and clear instructions on how to read a political cartoon. A good starting point for further research." —Kirkus Reviews


Product Details
ISBN: 9781613738313
ISBN-10: 1613738315
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2017
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Women of Action