Learn about Betsy Ross who as the seamstress of the American Flag, the enduring symbol of liberty and democracy, became an integral part of the fabric of American History. Her life story transcends that one great symbol; she was a mother, a businesswoman, and a contemporary of George Washington. This biography of Ross is a window not only into the life of a proud and courageous woman, but also into the early days of our nation.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 1 hour; 2 CDs.
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