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March 10, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whiton Room
Abigail Adams Historical Society (AAHS), stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, and the Hingham Library commemorate Women's History Month by presenting a talk by historian Marla Miller on her book, Betsy Ross and the Making of America. Betsy Ross and the Making of America is the first comprehensively researched and elegantly written biography of one of America's most captivating figures of the Revolutionary War. Drawing on new sources Marla R. Miller thoroughly reconstructs the life behind the legend. A Professor of History and Director of the Public History Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Marla Miller is a historian of women and work before industrialization. She is the author of the award-winning The Needle's Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolutionand the president-elect of the National Council on Public History. Time will be allowed for audience questions, and books will be available for purchase.