Who Was Betsy Ross?

Who Was Betsy Ross?

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Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That's up for debate, but "Who Was Betsy Ross?" tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create the flag of a new nation.
Publisher: New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap, [2014]
ISBN: 9780448482439
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY ROSS
Characteristics: 105 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Brien, John 1953-- Illustrator


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Mar 31, 2020

This the biography of Betsy Ross, who legend says sewed the first American flag and gave input on its design. The book is a good slice of life of what being a female Patriot would have been like during the American Revolution. Betsy lost two husbands during the war, but still worked hard to produce flags, blankets and other clothing for the troops.

blue_cheetah_4327 Jun 15, 2015

I really love this book !!


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