Liberty’s Daughters—The female equivalent to the Sons of Liberty, these revolutionary organizations opposed British policies. For women, the most important efforts focused on nonconsumption—or a boycott of British goods. Women’s actions in the pre-war years demonstrate women’s contributions to the growing rebellion.
6. Deborah Sampson—A white woman who joined the Revolutionary as a cross-dressing enlistee with the name Robert Shurtleff. She served for eighteen months between 1782 and 1783 and was wounded twice before her gender was uncovered