Women Of The American Revolution

Mary R. Furbee wrote Women of the American Revolution. This book was published by Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data in 1999 and has 112 pages.

Women of the American Revolution was written about the women who contributed to the American Revolution. Abigail Smith Adams was known as an advocate of women's rights. She was married to John Adams. Abigail was the woman who coined the phrase "Remember the Ladies.  As John and Abigail were apart they wrote to each other often.

Abigail often expressed her affection her support and her ideas on how America should be free from the British. Yet, women's rights were her primary concern, but she also addressed the need for women's education and the immorality of slavery. Abigail felt that women should have the right to own property, sign contracts, manage business, and draft wills. Abigail died at the age of seventy-four. She was able to see her oldest son, John Quincy Adams, become a U.S. congressman, but did not see him to be the 6th president. Abigail Adams was the only American woman who was the mother and the wife of U.S. presidents.

Peggy Shippen Arnold was the "highest paid American spy during the American Revolution.  In September of 1780, Peggy and Benedict Arnold attempted to capture George Washington and turn the important fortress West Point over to the British. After that, Benedict became the most "hated man in America;  Peggy was portrayed as either a shallow loyalist or a beautiful, innocent girl who had no idea that her husband was a British spy. In the 1930's the truth was uncovered. The papers of British sir Henry Clinton were made public. The papers proved that Peggy was "actively engaged in the Arnold conspiracy at every step of the way. 

Esther DeBerdt Reed formed the first women's relief organization on American soil. Esther was married to Joseph Reed.

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