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By Roberts Cokie, Jurskis Amy

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In the histories of the American Revolution, much has been written about America's founding fathers, those brave men who signed the Declaration of Independence, battled the British, and framed the Constitution. Yet the wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters who supported, encouraged, and even advised them have been virtually ignored.In Founding Mothers, New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts brings to light the stories of the women who fought the Revolution as valiantly as the men, some...times even defending their very doorsteps from British occupation. While the men went off to war or to Congress, the women managed their husbands' businesses, ran the farms, and raised their children. These women who sacrificed for the fledgling nation spent months or even years apart from their husbands, at a time when letters were their only form of contact.Drawing upon personal correspondence and private journals, Founding Mothers brings to life the everyday trials, extraordinary triumphs, and often surprising stories of Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Deborah Reed Franklin, Eliza Pinckney, Martha Washington, and other patriotic and passionate women, each of whom played a role in raising our nation.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.Detailed info »« Brief info

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Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2/15/2005
ISBN: 9780060090265
Ean: 006009026X
Paperback:384 pages
Language:English
Physical Info:5.30 x 0.90 x 8.00 inches, (0.63 lbs)
Categories:Historical - General | Women | United States - Revolutionary War
LC Subjects:Women - United States, United States - History - Revolution, 1775-
Dewey:B