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Author Young, Alfred Fabian, 1925-

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

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 GANNETT,D YOU    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 417 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-394) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Gannett, Deborah Sampson, 1760-1827.
Women soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Participation, Female.
ISBN 0679441654 : $26.95

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