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This collection of 17 biographies provides a unique opportunity for the reader to go beyond the popular heroes of the American Revolution and discover the diverse populace that inhabited the colonies during this pivotal point in history.
About the Author
Nancy L. Rhoden teaches early American and English history at the University of Southern Indiana. Ian K. Steele teaches British Atlantic and American colonial history at the University of Western Ontario.
Table of ContentsChapter 1 Introduction: The Revolutionary Players
Chapter 2 Anthony Benezet: America's Finest Eighteenth-Century Antislavery Advocate
Chapter 3 Lachlan McGillivray: Indian Trader on the Southern Colonial Frontier
Chapter 4 Eliza Lucas Pinckney: Vegetables and Virtue
Chapter 5 William Smith: Philadelphia Minister and Moderate
Chapter 6 William Prendergast and the Revolution in the Hudson River Valley: 'Poor Men Were Always Oppressed by the Rich'
Chapter 7 Ashley Bowen of Marblehead: Revolutionary Neutral
Chapter 8 Dragging Canoe (Tsi'yu-g°nsi'ni): Chickamauga Cherokee Patriot
Chapter 9 Daniel Boone and the Struggle for Independence on the Revolutionary Frontier
Chapter 10 Philadelphia Quaker Elizabeth Drinker and Her Servant, Jane Boon: 'Times are Much Changed and Maids Are Become Mistresses'
Chapter 11 Mary Brant (Konwatsi'tsiaienni Degonwadonti): 'Miss Molly,' Feminist Role Model or Mohawk Princess?
Chapter 12 Arthur Lee of Virginia: The Forgotten Revolutionary
Chapter 13 Simon Girty: His War on the Frontier
Chapter 14 Absalom Jones and the African Church of Philadelphia: 'To Arise out of the Dust'
Chapter 15 Baroness Friederike von Riedesel: 'Mrs. General'
Chapter 16 Judith Sargent Murray: The American Revolution and the Rights of Women
Chapter 17 Phillis Wheatley: Speaking Liberty to the 'Modern Egyptians'
Chapter 18 Benjamin Gilbert and Jacob Nagle: Soldiers of the American Revolution
Chapter 19 Index