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An intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless 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. 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. Drawing upon personal correspondence, private journals, and even favored recipes, Roberts reveals the often surprising stories of these fascinating 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 -- proving that without our exemplary women, the new country might never have survived. Social history at its best, Founding Mothers unveils the drive, determination, creative insight, and passion of the other patriots, the women who raised our nation. Roberts proves beyond a doubt that like every generation of American women that has followed, the founding mothers used the unique gifts of their gender -- courage, pluck, sadness, joy, energy, grace, sensitivity, and humor -- to do what women do best, put one foot in front of the other in remarkable circumstances and carry on.
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subject_facetUnited States -- History -- 1783-1815 -- Biography
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Biography
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Women
Women -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Women -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Women -- United States -- Biography
Women -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Women -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Women in politics -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Women in politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century
title_displayFounding mothers : the women who raised our nation
title_fullFounding Mothers The Women Who Raised Our Nation
Founding mothers : the women who raised our nation / Cokie Roberts
title_shortFounding mothers
title_subthe women who raised our nation
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Nonfiction
Political activity
Sociology
Women
Women in politics
Women's Studies