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The role of women in history has been overlooked leaving a large gap for young readers today. Heroines of the American Revolution: America's Founding Mothers has been carefully researched, written and published to fill that gap. The lives of girls and women in America in 1776 were limited by modern standards. Women could not vote nor hold public office. If they were married The role of women in history has been overlooked leaving a large gap for young readers today. Heroines of the American Revolution: America's Founding Mothers has been carefully researched, written and published to fill that gap. The lives of girls and women in America in 1776 were limited by modern standards. Women could not vote nor hold public office. If they were married, their husbands owned all their property. Yet they did take part in the issues of the day. They had opinions--strong opinions--about King George, the British, and American men as well. The women who helped give birth to America found ways to show their beliefs and express their values. They used their economic power to boycott British goods. They influenced the men in their lives. And in many cases they exhibited heroism, courage, and valor equal to any man. Young girls and boys will learn: *How women influenced the decisions of American Revolutionary times *How women defended their homes and their new nation *How often it was a woman who saved the day These inspiring true stories reveal the important roles women played in creating a revolution and founding a new nation.


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The role of women in history has been overlooked leaving a large gap for young readers today. Heroines of the American Revolution: America's Founding Mothers has been carefully researched, written and published to fill that gap. The lives of girls and women in America in 1776 were limited by modern standards. Women could not vote nor hold public office. If they were married The role of women in history has been overlooked leaving a large gap for young readers today. Heroines of the American Revolution: America's Founding Mothers has been carefully researched, written and published to fill that gap. The lives of girls and women in America in 1776 were limited by modern standards. Women could not vote nor hold public office. If they were married, their husbands owned all their property. Yet they did take part in the issues of the day. They had opinions--strong opinions--about King George, the British, and American men as well. The women who helped give birth to America found ways to show their beliefs and express their values. They used their economic power to boycott British goods. They influenced the men in their lives. And in many cases they exhibited heroism, courage, and valor equal to any man. Young girls and boys will learn: *How women influenced the decisions of American Revolutionary times *How women defended their homes and their new nation *How often it was a woman who saved the day These inspiring true stories reveal the important roles women played in creating a revolution and founding a new nation.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Bookbag_Betty

    - We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. ABIGAIL ADAMS // Champion For Equal Rights For Women "I Desire You Would Remember The Ladies" HANNAH ARNETT // The Patriot Wife That Would Not Be Quiet "We Entered Into This Struggle With Pure Hearts And Prayerful Lips" PENELOPE BARKER // Leader Of The Edenton Tea Party "That Only Mea - We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. ABIGAIL ADAMS // Champion For Equal Rights For Women "I Desire You Would Remember The Ladies" HANNAH ARNETT // The Patriot Wife That Would Not Be Quiet "We Entered Into This Struggle With Pure Hearts And Prayerful Lips" PENELOPE BARKER // Leader Of The Edenton Tea Party "That Only Means We Women Have Taken Too Long To Let Our Voices Be Heard.." CATHERINE MOORE BARRY // The Heroine Of Cowpens MARTHA BRATTON // A Brave And Compassionate Patriot Women " I Glory In Having Prevented The Mischief Contemplated By The Cruel Enemies Of my Country." ELIZABETH BURGIN // Organizer Of The Great Prisoner Escape "Helping Our Poor Prisoners Have Brought Me To This, But I Don't Regret It" MARGARET CORBIN // Captain Molly LYDIA DARRAGH // Quaker Women Of Conscience EMILY GEIGER // The Quick Thinking Messenger NANCY HART // The War Woman Of Broad River "I'll Shoot The First One Of You That Moves" SYBIL LUDINGTON // The Female Paul Revere GRACE & RACHEL MARTIN // Interceptors Of The Courier MOLLY HAYS MCCAULEY // Molly Pitcher "I'll Show The British There Is Plenty Of Fight Left In Us Patriots." REBECCA MOTTE // The Patriot That Burned Her Home MARY LINDLEY MURRAY // The Woman Who Stopped the British Army ESTER REED // Organizer Of The Philadelphia Association DEBRA SAMPSON // Patriot Soldier Disguised As A Man NANCY WARD // Beloved Woman Of The Cherokee MERCY OTIS WARREN // Patriot Playwright PHILLIS WHEATLEY // The First African American Author "In Every Human Breast, God Has Implanted A Principle, Which We Call Love Of Freedom; It Is Impatient Of Oppression, And Pants For Deliverance." PATIENCE WRIGHT // American Spy In King George's Court PRUDENCE WRIGHT // Commander Of The Minutewomen "Liberty Is Just As Important To Us Women As It Is To Our Men." ELIZABETH ZANE // The Heroine Of Fort Henry TRAVELED TO // Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, Connecticut, Virginia MET ALONG THE WAY // Heroines Of The American Revolution Letters In Colonial Times // Colonial Newspapers // Importance Of Tea // Gunpowder // Prison Ships // Camp Followers // Colonial Beds // Travel In The 1770's // Marriage // Cannons // Fire Arrows // Loyalists //Importance Of Handicrafts // Soldiers Clothing // Books In Colonial America // Slavery During The Revolution // Spies // Colonial Clothing // Children In Revolutionary America 1765 //British Parliament Passes the Stamp Act 1766 // British Parliament Repeals The Stamp Act 1767 // Parliament Passes Townsend Duties Taxing Tea March 5, 1770 // Boston Massacre December 16, 1773 // Boston Tea party September 5, 1774 // First Meeting of The Continental Congress April 19, 1775 // Battle Of Lexington & Concord June 17, 1775 // Battle Of Bunker Hill & Breed's Hill January, 1776 //Thomas Paine Publishes Common Sense [Chains] March 17, 1776 // British Forced Out Of Boston by Patriot Army July 4, 1776 // Declaration Of Independence Adopted August 27, 1776 // Battle Of Long Island [Chains] November 16, 1776 // Fort Washington In Manhatten Falls To The British [Chains] December 25, 1776 // Washington Army Crosses The Delaware River [Chains] September 26, 1777 // British Capture Philadelphia October 17, 1777 // British Army Surrender At Saratoga Winter of 1777-1778 // American Troops Endure Winter At Valley Forge February 1778 // France Signs Treaty To Help The Americans June 28, 1778 // Battle Of Monmouth, N.J. 1779-1780 // British Concentrate On Winning In The Southern Colonies May 12, 1780 // Charleston Falls To the British January 17, 1781 //Battle Of Cowpens October 19, 1781 // British SurrenderAt Yorktown September 3, 1783 //Treaty Of Paris Signed Formally Ending The War 1787 // Constitution Of The United States Written 1789 // Constitution Ratified By The States

  2. 5 out of 5

    Abby

    I thought I hadn't read this in its entirety, but it all came flowing back! It was the perfect gift for me from my dad, as I was once obsessed with the American Revolution, and my father named me after Abigail Adams. God, I love feminism. Of course, there were only two women of color included in this book, possibly because history has squashed out records of many others. It also might have been interesting to see women on the loyalist side, though of course, as a young person, I despaired to thi I thought I hadn't read this in its entirety, but it all came flowing back! It was the perfect gift for me from my dad, as I was once obsessed with the American Revolution, and my father named me after Abigail Adams. God, I love feminism. Of course, there were only two women of color included in this book, possibly because history has squashed out records of many others. It also might have been interesting to see women on the loyalist side, though of course, as a young person, I despaired to think of my not being a patriot in that time. (Also, in Sybil Luddington's chapter, I think, "it's" is used when it should be "its.") But I think it's a lovely book and a great early chapter book for young people. We must always, as my namesake wrote, remember the ladies.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    Amazing picture book/early chapter book with stories of amazing women during the American Revolution. Worth reading around the 4th of July. Will revisit this book again!

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