Revolution & Founding


Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation


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Product Description

In Founding Mothers, Cokie Roberts paid homage to the heroic women whose patriotism and sacrifice helped create a new nation. Now the number one New York Times bestselling author and renowned political commentator—praised in USA Today as a "custodian of time-honored values"—continues the story of early America's influential women with Ladies of Liberty. In her "delightfully intimate and confiding" style (Publishers Weekly), Roberts presents a colorful blend of biographical portraits and behind-the-scenes vignettes chronicling women's public roles and private responsibilities.

Recounted with the insight and humor of an expert storyteller and drawing on personal correspondence, private journals, and other primary sources—many of them previously unpublished—Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women who laid the groundwork for a better society. Almost every quotation here is written by a woman, to a woman, or about a woman. From first ladies to freethinkers, educators to explorers, this exceptional group includes Abigail Adams, Margaret Bayard Smith, Martha Jefferson, Dolley Madison, Elizabeth Monroe, Louisa Catherine Adams, Eliza Hamilton, Theodosia Burr, Rebecca Gratz, Louisa Livingston, Rosalie Calvert, Sacajawea, and others. In a much-needed addition to the shelves of Founding Father literature, Roberts sheds new light on the generation of heroines, reformers, and visionaries who helped shape our nation, giving these ladies of liberty the recognition they so greatly deserve.

Technical Details
Binding
Hardcover
Number of Pages
512
Product group
Book
Label
Harper
Edition
1
Publisher
Harper
Publication date
April 8, 2008
Release date
April 8, 2008
Format
Deckle Edge
Author
Cokie Roberts
Language
English (Published), English (Original Language)
EAN
9780060782344
ISBN-10
006078234X
Item Dimensions L x W x H
6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
Item Weight
1.56 pounds
Manufacturer
Harper
Studio
Harper



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