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Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation

By: Cokie Roberts
Published: ©2004
Pages: 359
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & Memoirs | Presidents & Politics | Wars, American Revolution | Women in History


Description: 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. Roberts brings us 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.