Masquerade : the life and times of Deborah Sampson, Continental soldier / Alfred F. Young.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-146616

Description

x, 417 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm., The story of the woman who fought in the American Revolution passing as a man. Serving for seventeen months, she accomplished her deception by becoming an outstanding soldier. Young shows us why and how she carried it off. He reconstructs her early life as an indentured servant; her young adulthood as a weaver, teacher, and religious rebel; and her military career in the light infantry--consisting of dangerous duty that demanded constant vigilance--followed by service as an orderly to a general at West Point. Young also examines her postwar life as a wife and mother on a hardscrabble farm in Massachusetts, her collaboration on the book that made her a celebrity and sent her on a yearlong lecture tour through New England and New York in 1802-03, and her relentless and partially successful quest for veterans' benefits.--From publisher description.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Women soldiers
Soldiers
History Participation, Female. Revolution, 1775-1783

Originator

Young, Alfred Fabian, 1925-

Contents

Deborah Samson -- Deborah -- The Rebel -- "Robert Shurtliff" -- The Continental Army -- The light infantryman -- The general's waiter -- "The celebrated Mrs. Gannett" -- A Gannett in Sharon -- A Gannett on tour -- "Old soldier" -- Public woman -- Private woman -- Passing into history -- Genteel and Plebeian -- Lost and found.

Publication

New York :

Description

x, 417 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
The story of the woman who fought in the American Revolution passing as a man. Serving for seventeen months, she accomplished her deception by becoming an outstanding soldier. Young shows us why and how she carried it off. He reconstructs her early life as an indentured servant; her young adulthood as a weaver, teacher, and religious rebel; and her military career in the light infantry--consisting of dangerous duty that demanded constant vigilance--followed by service as an orderly to a general at West Point. Young also examines her postwar life as a wife and mother on a hardscrabble farm in Massachusetts, her collaboration on the book that made her a celebrity and sent her on a yearlong lecture tour through New England and New York in 1802-03, and her relentless and partially successful quest for veterans' benefits.--From publisher description.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-394) and index.

ISBN

0679441654

Call Number

Coll. E276.G36 Y68 2004

Other People and Orgs

Gannett, Deborah Sampson, 1760-1827.

Material Type

Biography.

Places

United States

Edition

1st ed.