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The Flag Maker PDF
Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618267576
Size: 33.91 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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The Flag Maker

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, The Flag Maker Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Flag Maker books, Relates events of the 1814 Battle of Baltimore as seen through the eyes of twelve-year-old Caroline Pickersgill, who had worked with her family and their servants to sew the enormous flag which waved over Fort McHenry.


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Mary Young Pickersgill Flag Maker of the Star Spangled Banner PDF
Author: Sally Johnston and Pat Pilling
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1496942310
Size: 75.44 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 134
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Mary Young Pickersgill Flag Maker Of The Star Spangled Banner

by Sally Johnston and Pat Pilling, Mary Young Pickersgill Flag Maker Of The Star Spangled Banner Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mary Young Pickersgill Flag Maker Of The Star Spangled Banner books, Mary Pickersgill and the Star-Spangled Banner tells the story of how a young widow in the summer of 1813 made two large flags for Fort McHenry in Baltimore. The young United States was at war with Great Britain, and Fort McHenry prepared for an attack from the British. All was ready at the fort except for a proper set of flags. George Armistead, commander at Fort McHenry, needed the hand sewn flags in a hurry giving Mary Pickersgill just six weeks to produce them. This book will explain how Mary Pickersgill learned to make flags, where she obtained the four hundred yards of fabric, woven only in England, to make the flag, how she organized a small work force of young women, including a free African-American indentured servant, to sew the flags and where she found a workplace to make such large flags. Surprisingly, Mary Pickersgill did not consider sewing the Star-Spangled Banner the greatest accomplishment of her life. Under her leadership, a Baltimore charitable organization helped poor widows find work to support their families. The organization raised the funds to build the Home for Aged Widows that opened with great publicity and fanfare six years before Mary Pickersgill died. The Pickersgill Retirement Home in Towson has its roots in Mary Pickersgill's crowning achievement of her lifetime. The stirring history of Mary Pickersgill's family is included in the book and helps explain Mary Pickersgill's drive and determination to produce the flags for Fort McHenry when the city of Baltimore was under imminent attack. The book also describes how the Star-Spangled Banner became the most important object in the Smithsonian's vast collection. In addition, the book recounts the history of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House Association that preserved the little house on the corner of Pratt and Albemarle Streets as a museum to honor Mary Pickersgill's legacy.


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The Little Book of the Flag PDF
Author: Eva March Tappan
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732626067
Size: 44.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 84
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The Little Book Of The Flag

by Eva March Tappan, The Little Book Of The Flag Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Little Book Of The Flag books, Reproduction of the original.


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Sacred Possessions PDF
Author: Margarite Fernández Olmos
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813523613
Size: 55.11 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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Sacred Possessions

by Margarite Fernández Olmos, Sacred Possessions Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sacred Possessions books, For review see: Joseph M. Murphy, in HAHR : The Hispanic American Historical Review, 78, 3 (August 1998); p. 495-496.


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Flag PDF
Author: Marc Leepson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429906472
Size: 41.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Flag

by Marc Leepson, Flag Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Flag books, The thirteen-stripe, fifty-star flag is as familiar an American icon as any that has existed in the nation's history. Yet the history of the flag, especially its origins, is cloaked in myth and misinformation. Flag: An American Biography rectifies that situation by presenting a lively, comprehensive, illuminating look at the history of the American flag from its beginnings to today. Journalist and historian Marc Leepson uncovers scores of little-known, fascinating facts as he traces the evolution of the American flag from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. Flag sifts through the historical evidence to---among many other things---uncover the truth behind the Betsy Ross myth and to discover the true designer of the Stars and Stripes. It details the many colorful and influential Americans who shaped the history of the flag. "Flag," as the novelist Nelson DeMille says in his preface, "is not a book with an agenda or a subjective point of view. It is an objective history of the American flag, well researched, well presented, easy to read and understand, and very informative and entertaining." "Our love for the flag may be incomprehensible to others, but at least we now have a comprehensive guide to its unfolding." ---The Wall Street Journal "The fascination of history is in its details, and the author of Flag: An American Biography knows how to find them and turn them into compelling reading.... This book brings out the irony, humor, myth, and behind-the-scenes happenings that make our flag's 228-year history so fascinating." ---The Saturday Evening Post "Timely and insightful." ---The Dallas Morning News


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500  All American Family Adventures PDF
Author: Debbie K. Hardin
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581577621
Size: 72.40 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 520
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500 All American Family Adventures

by Debbie K. Hardin, 500 All American Family Adventures Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download 500 All American Family Adventures books, A state-by-state guide to the places that offer a unique insight into American culture 500+ All-American Family Adventures is a thoughtful handbook that will help you plan family vacations and day trips that are both entertaining and educational. Travel is one of the best ways to augment a child’s formal education, and this volume offers insightful suggestions for making the most of any trip—all the while making it so much fun that your kids won’t even know they’re learning. This voluminous collection, carefully researched, includes places your family will never forget—the most important historical sites in the country are here, as well as gems travelers might otherwise miss. The common thread is that each gives real insight into the American experience and also packs a powerful, engaging experience on its own. Also provided: budgeting tips, time-saving strategies, historical background, and an appendix of the best family-friendly lodging options.


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The National Anthem PDF
Author: Pamela Dell
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756506193
Size: 24.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 24
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The National Anthem

by Pamela Dell, The National Anthem Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The National Anthem books, Explains what an anthem is, who wrote our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," why it was written, and when it is played.