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.
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- Chapter 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