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Great Stories of the American Revolution
Webb Garrison (au)
The struggle for America’s indep. provided many opportunities for heroism & valor. Here, the effort is recounted through accounts of the people & events of the conflict. Arranged chronologically, the book begins with Boston’s James Otis, whose opposition to the British resulted in his Tory wife leaving him, & concludes with the defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown 16 years later. Includes stories of: John Hancock, who prevented customs agents from inspecting a ship in Boston Harbor; Crispus Attucks, the runaway slave who at the Boston Massacre became the first martyr of the Revol.; Penelope Craven, who organized a movement of N. Car. women to avoid the tea tax by boycotting the beverage; & Molly Hayes, who took her husband’s place in battle. B&W illustrations.
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