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Betsy Ross and the Making of America

Marla R. Miller

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Legend has it that as the American colonies hurtled toward independence, representatives of the Continental Congress, including George Washington, walked into Betsy Ross's Philadelphia upholstery shop and commissioned the first flag of the Revolutionary nation. Although this story has long made Betsy Ross one of America's most celebrated patriots, little had been known until now about the woman behind the flag. Drawing on new sources and bringing a fresh, keen eye to the fabled creator of "the first flag," Marla R. Miller thoroughly reconstructs the life behind the legend. This authoritative and thoughtful work provides a close look at the famous seamstress, and along the way delivers an epic depiction of the tensions that animated life in Revolutionary Philadelphia. At the same time, Miller casts new light on the lives of the hardworking artisan families who peopled the young nation and crafted its furniture, clothing, ships, and homes. This history of the ordinary craftspeople of the Revolutionary War and their most famous representative will be the definitive volume for years to come. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dana Green

Length:

19h 10m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:16


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:24


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:49


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:29


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:18


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:33


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:10


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:56


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:44


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:53


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:02


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:13


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:15


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:26


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:37


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:45


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:08


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:40


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:48


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:43


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:34


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:30


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:44


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:53


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:49


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:15


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:36


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:48


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:09


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:09


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:36


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:31


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:20


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:42


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:09


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:22


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:38


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:40


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:15


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:42


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:47


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:17


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:57


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:31


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:06


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:07


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:16


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:40


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

09:18


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:55


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:29


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:48


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:01


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:24


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:45


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:55


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:43


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:55


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

09:20


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:48


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:18


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:30


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:13


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:22


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:59


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:52


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

09:22


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

09:02


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:40


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:17


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:07


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:57


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:02


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:27


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:51


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:43


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:29


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

08:33


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

08:17


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:25


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:05


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:46


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

07:23


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:34


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:58


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

08:54


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

07:01


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:04


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:37


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:35


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:18


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:00


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

00:34