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Patriots in Petticoats: Heroines of the…

Patriots in Petticoats: Heroines of the American Revolution (Landmark…

by Shirley Raye Redmond

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Patriots in Petticoats is a fact-driven book for younger readers about women who supported the cause of, and even fought in, the American Revolution. It features a table of contents, bibliography, a timeline, and an index. Twenty-four heroines of the Revolution are categorized into eight chapters according to the nature of their service. The text includes side-bars and illustrations.

While it may seem like a strike against this book that it shirks narrative for a somewhat uninspiring recitation of facts, arguably this straight forward, entirely apolitical presentation of the material serves to avoid pigeonholing. Because of this, the book is able to serve as a good jumping off point for young girls being raised in conservative environments who might not have the opportunity to read overtly feminist literature. The extremely neutrality of the text is, therefore, ultimately a good thing. ( )
  EBolles | Mar 29, 2017 |
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Meet the amazing women of the American Revolution. From Nancy Morgan Hart, who captured enemy soldiers, to 15-year-old Betty Zane, who dodged bullets while running for gunpowder to save patriot lives—Patriots in Petticoats celebrates 24 of America’s most daring and overlooked patriots!

Written with a compelling, light touch and packed with photographs, period art, maps, and timelines, Patriots in Petticoats is young nonfiction at its best—entertaining, engaging, and empowering!

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Profiles girls and women who participated in the American Revolution by refusing to buy British merchandise, collecting money, and even going to war as wives, nurses, spies, or soldiers.

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