Source:Silcox-Jarrett, Diane. Heroines of the American Revolution

Source Heroines of the American Revolution
America's Founding Mothers
Author Silcox-Jarrett, Diane
Place United States
Year range 1750 - 1800
Surname Adams, Arnett, Barker, Barry, Bratton, Burgin, Corbin, Darragh, Geiger, Hart, Ludington, Martin, McCauley, Motte, Murray, Ross, Sampson, Ward, Warren, Wheatley, Wright, Zane
Subject Biography
Publication information
Type Book
Publisher Green Angel Press
Date issued 1998
Place issued Chapel Hill, Durham, North Carolina, United States
Silcox-Jarrett, Diane. Heroines of the American Revolution: America's Founding Mothers. (Chapel Hill, Durham, North Carolina, United States: Green Angel Press, 1998).
Fort Drum Library (New York, United States)J973.3 SilcoxOther
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Biographical stories of heroic women from the American revolution.


The Daughters of the American Revolution endorse this book! I first heard of this excellent book when I saw it endorsed in the Daughters of the American Revolution magazine. They were selling it as "24 TRUE STORIES of BRAVE and DARING WOMEN from the AMERICAN REVOLUTION. These American founding mothers are towering models of courage and patriotism". They were selling 1st editions. I am a DAR member, and I was teaching the American Revolution in school, so I ordered a book (hardcover). My students, fellow teachers, and I were all "pleased as punch". The stories were well written, and the 24 color pictures had my students each picking one to draw, and write about, to display in the hall. I immediately ordered two more books - another for my classroom, and one to place in the school library. I am American History Chairman for our local DAR Chapter, and we are trying to raise money to buy one of the books to go in the library of each school,and public library, in two counties. --Kathleen G. Pylant (Amazon user published 2000-09-02)


  • Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
  • Document Type: Book
  • All Authors / Contributors: Diane Silcox-Jarrett
  • ISBN: 0965806529 9780965806527
  • OCLC Number: 39103776
  • Description: 92 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.


  • Abigail Adams : champion for equal rights for women --
  • Hannah Arnett : the patriot wife who would not be quiet --
  • Penelope Barker : leader of the Edenton Tea Party --
  • Catherine Moore Barry : the heroine of cowpens --
  • Martha Bratton : a brave and compassionate patriot woman --
  • Elizabeth Burgin : organizer of the great prisoner escape --
  • Margaret Corbin : Captain Molly --
  • Lydia Darragh : Quaker woman of conscience --
  • Emily Geiger : the quick-thinking messenger --
  • Nancy Hart : the war woman of Broad River --
  • Sybil Ludington : the female Paul Revere --
  • Grace and Rachel Martin : interceptors of the courier --
  • Molly Hays McCauley : Molly Pitcher --
  • Rebecca Motte : the patriot who burned her home --
  • Mary Lindley Murray : the woman who stopped the British Army --
  • Esther Reed : organizer of the Philadelphia Association --
  • Betsy Ross : making the flag --
  • Deborah Sampson : patriot soldier disguised as a man --
  • Nancy Ward : beloved woman of the Cherokee --
  • Mercy Otis Warren : patriot playwright --
  • Phillis Wheatley : the first African-American author --
  • Patience Wright : American spy in King George's court --
  • Prudence Wright : commander of the minutewomen --
  • Elizabeth Zane : the heroine of Fort Henry --