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American Revolution: biographies by Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell

By Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell

Profiles sixty women and men who have been key avid gamers at the British or American facet of the yankee Revolution, from John Adams, who grew to become the second one president, to Eliza Wilkinson, who wrote of the day British squaddies looted her South Carolina domestic.

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Johns, Canada, but were unsuccessful. Ethan Allen taking Fort Ticonderoga, New York. Allen and his Green Mountain Boys faced little resistance from the British troops stationed there. Reproduced courtesy of the Library of Congress. Capture, confinement, and parole In the summer of 1775, the Green Mountain Boys were combined with troops from New York and placed under the Ethan Allen 33 command of General P. J. Schuyler of the Continental army, newly formed to defend the American colonies from the British.

In an age when many men considered women of lesser value than men, Adams considered the well-informed Abigail his intellectual equal, and he listened to her informed views on public affairs. Gains fame for defending liberty In the 1760s American colonists became angry with England. The British governing body, called Parliament, in an 10 American Revolution: Biographies effort to raise money to pay off war debts, passed laws that required the colonists to pay high taxes and had adopted other measures the colonists thought unfair.

Boston: Little, Brown, 1950. Brill, Marlene Targ. John Adams: Second President of the United States. Chicago: Children’s Press, 1986. 18 American Revolution: Biographies Butterfield, L. , March Friedlaender, and Mary-Jo Klein, eds. The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762–1784. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1975. Peabody, James Bishop, ed. John Adams: A Biography in His Own Words. New York: Newsweek, 1973. Lukes, Bonnie L. The Boston Massacre. San Diego: Lucent Books, 1998.

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