Betsy Ross and the Making of America

Marla R. Miller

St. Martin's Griffin

0312576226

9780312576226

Trade Paperback

496 Pages

$19.99

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Betsy Ross and the Making of America is the comprehensive biography of one of America's most captivating figures of the American Revolution. Drawing upon new primary sources and examining the creation of "the first flag" with a fresh eye, Marla R. Miller thoroughly reconstructs the life behind the legend. This authoritative work provides a close look at the famous seamstress while shedding new light on the lives of the artisan families who crafted our young nation.

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MARLA R. MILLER, a historian of early American women and work, has made a career uncovering the lives of women who left little in the way of a documentary record. She is a Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and directs the Public History program there. She has won the Organization of American Historians’ Lerner- Scott Prize for the best dissertation in Women’s History and the 1998 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Colonial History.
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  • Marla R. Miller

  • Marla R. Miller is an associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the director of the public history program there. She has won the Organization of American Historians' Lerner-Scott Prize for the Best Dissertation in Women's History and the Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Colonial History. In 2009, she was awarded the Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship from the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.
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