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Women and Power

The Female Review, or Memoirs of an American Young Lady

Short Description

Mann published The Female Review, a semifictionalized biography of Deborah Sampson’s life and adventures in male disguise while she served as soldier in the American Revolutionary army. She performed the duties of every department into which she was called with exactness, fidelity, and honor.

Remnant Trust Description

Her life and character are peculiarly distinguished, being a continental soldier for three years in the late American war. During this time, she performed the duties of every department, into which she was called with exactness, fidelity, and honor, and preserved her chastity inviolate by the most artful concealment of her sex. With an appendix containing characteristic traits, by different hands, her taste for economy, principles of domestic education, etc. by a citizen of Massachusetts.