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Betsy Ross and Making of America (10 Edition)


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ISBN13: 9780312576226
ISBN10: 0312576226
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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 nations 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.

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MARLA R. MILLER, a historian of early American women and work, has made a career uncovering the lives of women who left little in the way of a documentary record. She is a Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and directs the Public History program there. She has won the Organization of American Historians Lerner- Scott Prize for the best dissertation in Womens History and the 1998 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Colonial History.

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KenLark, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by KenLark)
As much about Betsy's circle as her, this book sheds much light on the Philadelphia life during the American Revolution, especially on the Society of Friends.
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Miller, Marla R.
Miller, Marla R.
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
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