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Founding mothers the women who raised our nation
Publication Information:
[S.l. : s.n., 2005]
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10 books in a cloth bag ; 15 x 20 x 5 in. + 1 folder.
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A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title and a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.
Before 1775: The road to revolution -- 1775-1776: Independence -- 1776-1778: War and a nascent nation -- 1778-1782: Still more war and home-front activism -- 1782-1787: Peace and diplomacy -- 1787-1789: Constitution and the first election -- After 1789: Raising a nation cast of characters.
A look at the patriotic and passionate women whose pursuits on behalf of their families -- and their country -- proved just as crucial to the forging of a new nation as the rebellion that established it. While much has been written about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, battled the British, and framed the Constitution, the wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters they left behind have been little noticed by history. These are the women who fought the Revolution as valiantly as the men, often defending their very doorsteps. While the men went off to war or to Congress, the women managed their businesses, raised their children, provided them with political advice, and made it possible for the men to do what they did. The behind-the-scenes influence of these women -- and their sometimes very public activities -- was intelligent and pervasive. Drawing upon personal correspondence, private journals, and even favored recipes, Roberts reveals the stories of these women, bringing to life the everyday trials and extraordinary triumphs of individuals like Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Deborah Read Franklin, Eliza Pinckney, Catherine Littlefield Green, Esther DeBerdt Reed, and Martha Washington.


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