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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storyteller and drawing on personal correspondence, private journals, and other primary sources—many of them previously unpublished—Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women who laid the groundwork for a better society.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.

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"In this entertaining follow-up to 2004"s Founding Mothers: The Women who Raised Our Nation, Roberts recounts the lives of first ladies, and their associates, from the John and Abigail Adams White House up through Monroe's 1818-1825 term. Though it's well known women at the time couldn't vote or own property, it's surprising how respected, and influential, Roberts's subjects were. As sitting President, Thomas Jefferson 'urged all the "heads of departments' in Washington' to read Mercy Warren's history of the American Revolution, which prompted Alexander Hamilton to declare, 'female genius in the United States has outstripped the male.' Other intriguing figures include Louisa Catherine Adams, wife to John Quincy, whose story takes her into the court-life of Russia and Austria; the sociable Dolley Payne Madison, known affectionately as 'Queen Dolley'; Elizabeth Monroe, a staid (and sickly) return to formality; and a host of children, acquaintances, advisors and socialites (including Federalist Rosalie Stier Calvert and Republican Margaret Bayard Smith, whose letters 'often read as a political point counterpoint').While Roberts' aim is to see the period from her subjects' point of view, she is not uncritical; for instance, Roberts casts blame on Mrs. Adams's uncompromising partisanship 'in the undoing of her husband.' With a little-seen perspective and fascinating insight into the culture of the day, this is popular history done right." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Roberts, political commentator for ABC News and senior news analyst for National Public Radio, adds to her previous volume Founding Mothers with this book, which traces the contributions of influential American women who shaped the country during the period 1797-1825, such as Abigail Adams, Martha Jefferson, Dolley Madison, Eliza Hamilton, Theodosia Burr, Rebecca Gratz, and Sacajawea. The narrative is based on correspondence, private journals, and other documents that illustrate how these women viewed their husbands and fathers, how they were consulted by them on many matters, and their views of society and the issues of the day. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Exploring the fascinating stories of Scotland’s women, the late David R Ross’s last book goes further than repeating the well-known biographies of famous women such as Mary, Queen of Scots. Instead, Ross regales us with the tales surrounding these historical figures; strange and exciting stories of royalty, witches, peasants and revolutionaries.
 

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Exploring the fascinating stories of Scotland’s women, the late David R Ross’s last book goes further than repeating the well-known biographies of famous women such as Mary, Queen of Scots. Instead, Ross regales us with the tales surrounding these historical figures; strange and exciting stories of royalty, witches, peasants and revolutionaries.
 

About the Author

Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and a senior news analyst for NPR. In addition to broadcasting, Roberts, along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, writes a weekly column syndicated in newspapers across the country by United Media. She is the bestselling author of From This Day Forward, Founding Mothers, and Ladies of Liberty, and she lives with her husband in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Michael Duffy, October 4, 2008 (view all comments by Michael Duffy)
How could these women help shape a nation when they could not vote? Whenever someone is excluded from something such as voting they are in a non-inclusive group.
I'm a progressive and believe anyone who has a vested interest in something they should be included in every thing.
Just by these women taking their husband's last name proves they were only private property with no human rights.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060782344
Subtitle:
The Women Who Shaped Our Nation
Author:
Roberts, Cokie
Author:
by Cokie Roberts
Author:
Ross, David R.
Author:
Jurskis, Amy
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
United States - 18th Century
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States History 1815-1861.
Subject:
Women -- United States.
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20080408
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this entertaining follow-up to 2004"s Founding Mothers: The Women who Raised Our Nation, Roberts recounts the lives of first ladies, and their associates, from the John and Abigail Adams White House up through Monroe's 1818-1825 term. Though it's well known women at the time couldn't vote or own property, it's surprising how respected, and influential, Roberts's subjects were. As sitting President, Thomas Jefferson 'urged all the "heads of departments' in Washington' to read Mercy Warren's history of the American Revolution, which prompted Alexander Hamilton to declare, 'female genius in the United States has outstripped the male.' Other intriguing figures include Louisa Catherine Adams, wife to John Quincy, whose story takes her into the court-life of Russia and Austria; the sociable Dolley Payne Madison, known affectionately as 'Queen Dolley'; Elizabeth Monroe, a staid (and sickly) return to formality; and a host of children, acquaintances, advisors and socialites (including Federalist Rosalie Stier Calvert and Republican Margaret Bayard Smith, whose letters 'often read as a political point counterpoint').While Roberts' aim is to see the period from her subjects' point of view, she is not uncritical; for instance, Roberts casts blame on Mrs. Adams's uncompromising partisanship 'in the undoing of her husband.' With a little-seen perspective and fascinating insight into the culture of the day, this is popular history done right." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Exploring the fascinating stories of Scotland’s women, the late David R Ross’s last book goes further than repeating the well-known biographies of famous women such as Mary, Queen of Scots. Instead, Ross regales us with the tales surrounding these historical figures; strange and exciting stories of royalty, witches, peasants and revolutionaries.
 

"Synopsis" by ,  
Exploring the fascinating stories of Scotland’s women, the late David R Ross’s last book goes further than repeating the well-known biographies of famous women such as Mary, Queen of Scots. Instead, Ross regales us with the tales surrounding these historical figures; strange and exciting stories of royalty, witches, peasants and revolutionaries.
 
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