Betsy Ross and the Making of America

Marla R. Miller

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Beyond the legend of the creation of the American flag, we know very little about the facts of Betsy Ross’ life. Perhaps with one snip of her scissors she convinced the nation’s future first president that five-pointed stars suited better than six. Perhaps not. Miller recovers for the first time the full story of Betsy Ross, sharing the woman as she truly was. Miller pieces together the fascinating life of this little-known and much beloved figure, showing that she is important to our history not just because she made a flag, but because she embraced the resistance movement with vigor, reveled in its triumphs, and suffered its consequences.

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Marla R. Miller

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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Betsy Ross and the Making of America
Marla R. Miller

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312576226
ISBN10: 0312576226
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 496 pages, 1 eight page black-and-white insert
$19.99

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Henry Holt and Co.
April 2010
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ISBN: 9781429952378
ISBN10: 1429952377
480 pages
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