Part of the Women in Action series this book gives readers a chance to learn about the amazing service and sacrifice of women from all backgrounds who served the cause of independence. Some of the women will be familiar but as this is not information included in most American History courses most of these amazing women’s stories will be a revelation.
Wealthy planter’s wives and daughters, poor women, and women slaves all did their part in achieving independence from Great Britain. Without even the right to vote (and for some not the right to freedom) they risked their lives for a cause and young country they believed in.
Many photos, source notes, letters, newspaper advertisements and political cartoons of the day are included.
Reviewed by Debbie