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Author Miller, Marla R

Title Betsy Ross and the making of America / Marla R. Miller

Publ Info New York : Henry Holt, [2010]
 CCRI-Newport  E302.6 .R77 M54 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Prov.  E302.6.R77 M54 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  E302.6.R77 M54 2010    AVAILABLE
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 RWU Main Library  E302.6.R77 M54 2010    AVAILABLE
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Descript 467 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Six hundred miles nearer the sun. -- The light within -- A nursery to the lord -- Pins and needles -- Crafting comfort -- The furnace of affliction. -- Combustible matters -- Domestic rebellions -- Union and disunion -- Mr. and Mrs. Ross -- Meditations in trouble -- True colors. -- Crafting colors -- Signals of independence -- The mariner's bride -- The occupied city -- Privateer to prisoner -- Peace and prosperity. -- Third time's a charm -- Lord and empire -- Brotherly love -- Fever -- The federal edifice -- Endings and beginnings. -- War, redux -- A port in the storm
Note A richly woven biography of the beloved patriot Betsy Ross, her fabled creation of "the first flag," and an enthralling portrait of everyday life in Revolutionary War-era Philadelphia
LC subject Ross, Betsy, 1752-1836
Revolutionaries -- United States -- Biography
Flags -- United States -- History
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
ISBN 9780805082975