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Published by Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated in New York, NY .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Juvenile fiction,
  • Secret service,
  • African Americans,
  • Spy stories,
  • Female Participation

Book details:

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Looks at how African American Mary Bowser became a maid in the Richmond mansion of Confederate States of America president Jefferson Davis as part of a plan to pass along secrets to help the Union.

Edition Notes

StatementEnigma Alberti ; illustrated by Tony Cliff
SeriesSpy on history -- [1]
ContributionsCliff, Tony (Comic book author), ill
The Physical Object
Pagination94 p.
Number of Pages94
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27226834M
ISBN 100761187391
ISBN 109780761187394
OCLC/WorldCa962141043

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  Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring: A Spy on History Book Paperback – April 2, by Enigma Alberti (Author), Tony Cliff (Illustrator) out of 5 stars 17 ratings. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from /5(17). Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring is the first book in the new series Spy on History that combines an exciting story with interactive materials that invite the reader to solve a mystery. Mary is a freed slave who has been asked to work in the home of the Confederate President Jefferson Davis/5.   Her name was Mary Bowser. Hers is one of the great but infrequently told spy stories in American history — a shame, say historians and others who write about the Civil War, because it . Mary Bowser is an enigma What we think we know about her makes it unmistakably clear that she was, probably, the best Civil War unately, what we know is very little, and that little is further clouded by misinformation.. For example, the picture to the left is widely reported to be Mary Bowser, but there is no documented proof of this.

  After this look at Mary Bowser and her impressive feats of espionage during the American Civil War, read up on Robert Smalls, the man who escaped slavery to fight for the Union and ultimately become a Congressman. Then, have a look at what caused the Civil War. Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring introduces an exciting interactive series for middle grade readers--Spy on History, where the reader gets to experience history in a whole new way. Meet Mary Bowser, an African American spy who was able to infiltrate the . Mary’s story reads like a gripping novel. It’s a mystery to solve: There are clues embedded in the story’s text and illustrations, and Spycraft materials—including a replica Civil War cipher wheel—come in an envelope at the beginning of the book. Use both to discover what happened to . Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring introduces an exciting interactive series for middle grade readers — Spy on History, where the reader gets to experience history in a whole new Mary Bowser, an African American spy who was able to infiltrate the Confederate leadership at the highest level.

  Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring tells a story about Mary Bowser, a slave working in the Confederate White House during the Civil War. As part of her duties, Mary sees coded documents on the president's desk. Get this from a library! Mary Bowser and the Civil War spy ring. [Enigma Alberti; Tony Cliff, (Comic book author)] -- During the Civil War, African American Mary Bowser becomes a maid in the Richmond mansion of Confederate States of America president Jefferson Davis, as part of a plan to pass along secrets to help.   Sase Loves Books reviews a book about Mary Bowser.   Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring introduces an exciting interactive series for middle grade readers—Spy on History, where the reader gets to experience history in a whole new way, now in paperback. Meet Mary Bowser, an African American spy who was able to infiltrate the Confederate leadership at the highest level.5/5(1).