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The Buels have used a rich trove of documents to tell the story of a Connecticut woman, Mary Fish Silliman (1736 1818), whose adventures illuminate the day-to-day realities of living through the American Revolution.
Title: The Way of Duty: A Woman and Her Family in Revolutionary America
Illustrator: Reg. Price: $13.95
Categories: American Revolution,
Publisher: W. W. Norton: 1995 reissue
ISBN Number: 0-393-31210-0
ISBN Number 13: 9780393312102
Book Details: 336 pages, paperback, W. W. Norton
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 312100
Description: Combining the skills of a gifted writer and a scholar's grasp of early America, The Way of Duty draws readers into a vividly evoked world. The Buels have used a rich trove of documents to tell the story of a Connecticut woman, Mary Fish Silliman (1736-1818), whose adventures illuminate the day-to-day realities of living through the American Revolution.
The late Joy Day Buel was an editor and freelance writer. Richard Buel, Jr., is professor of history at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.
"Vivid, splendid reading—reading for pleasure, for profit, for a sure grasp of the past that made the present possible." —William Manchester
"An admirable book about an admirable person. . . . Thoroughly engrossing." —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World
"Engrossing family history, very well told." —Kirkus Reviews
"A poignant, even heart-wrenching story. The Buels make clear just how disruptive the Revolution was in the private lives of families. It is a beautifully written, irresistible story that tells a lot about what the Revolution really meant." —Richard L. Bushman, Columbia University