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Fort Meigs Historic Site is Managed by the Fort Meigs Association Behalf of the Ohio History Connection
From the back cover:
"We have often studied the adventures and exploits of the men who participated in our country's War for Independence. However, as Abigail Adams reminded us in a letter she wrote to her husband John, we should "...remember the ladies." Their contributions were as vital, and in many cases comparable to that of their male counterparts during the struggle for Colonial autonomy.
The Women of the American Revolution - Volume III, published in 1850, is the final volume of the three part series penned by historian Elizabeth F. Ellet. In it she recounts the details of the lives and anecdotes of forty four American heroines who helped in the quest for American freedom. These women include Annis Stockton, Lucy Knox, Margaret Whetten, Mrs. Todd, Bladnina Bruyn, Anne Fitzhugh, Katherine Steel, Mrs. Beard, Barbara McKenny, Nancy Green, Mrs. Motte, Esther Walker, Mrs. Gaston, Mary McClure, Jane Marrow, Isabella Ferguson, Mary Johnson, Jane Boyd, Mrs. Simpson, Jane Gaston, Mrs. Strong, Margaret Elliot, Mrs. Haynes, Sarah McCall, Mary Adair, Mary Nixon, Mary Mills, Isabella Wylie, Rebecca Pickens, Sarah Buchanan, Nancy Van Alstine, Eleanor Wilson, Margaret Moncrieffe, Mary Murray, Mrs. Woodhull, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Rapalje, Mary Knight, Mrs. Osborn, Miss Susan Livingston, Lady Stirling, Experience Bozarth, Elizabeth Ferguson, and Mercy Warren.
The years of the American Revolution were times of changing loyalties and internecine rivalries, and the women's perspective provided a fresh view for interpretation of the times. Drawing from a wealth of sources - personal interviews, diaries, letters, and manuscripts - the author probed the details of their personal triumphs and tragedies, and presented them in a popular and engaging style that can still be appreciated and enjoyed by contemporary readers. With her unique perspective, she gave new life to this important period of Colonial history. She not only presented women at the hearth - she followed them to the battlefield and beyond. Read anecdotes of personal bravery, clever escapes, and valiant stands - the efforts of true American women who were heroes in their time These stories are not dry historical accounts, but are meant to be enjoyed and recalled for generations to come."
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