Ask most people about women's involvement in the American
Revolution and you are likely to hear about Betsy Ross or Molly
Pitcher. But Ross may not have been the person who made the first
American flag, and Molly Pitcher, says historian Carol Berkin,
never existed --- she was an imaginative construct, comparable to
World War II's Rosie the Riveter.
Berkin, a history professor at Baruch College and the City