By Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell
Profiles sixty women and men who have been key gamers at the British or American facet of the yankee Revolution, from John Adams, who grew to become the second one president, to Eliza Wilkinson, who wrote of the day British infantrymen looted her South Carolina domestic.
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Woman of Independence: The Life of Abigail Adams. White Hall, VA: Shoe Tree Press, 1992. Bober, Natalie S. Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution. New York: Atheneum Books, 1995. Butterfield, L. , March Friedlaender, and Mary-Jo Klein, eds. The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762–1784. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1975. Gelles, Edith B. Portia: The World of Abigail Adams. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992. Levin, Phyllis Lee. Abigail Adams: A Biography.
Johns, Canada, but were unsuccessful. Ethan Allen taking Fort Ticonderoga, New York. Allen and his Green Mountain Boys faced little resistance from the British troops stationed there. Reproduced courtesy of the Library of Congress. Capture, confinement, and parole In the summer of 1775, the Green Mountain Boys were combined with troops from New York and placed under the Ethan Allen 33 command of General P. J. Schuyler of the Continental army, newly formed to defend the American colonies from the British.
New York: Newsweek Books, 1973. Phelan, Mary Kay. The Story of the Boston Tea Party. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1973. 30 American Revolution: Biographies Ethan Allen Born January 21, 1738 Litchfield, Connecticut Died February 12, 1789 Burlington, Vermont Military leader, businessman, writer T he fiery Ethan Allen was one of the first heroes of the American Revolution. He is remembered for leading a small group of soldiers against the British at Fort Ticonderoga, New York, in May 1775, and winning the surrender of the fort with no bloodshed.