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Founding Mothers : The Women Who Raised Our Nation - Cokie Roberts

Founding Mothers

The Women Who Raised Our Nation

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From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Cokie Roberts comes "New York Times" bestseller Founding Mothers, 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. #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Cokie Roberts brings us women who fought the Revolution as valiantly as the men, often defending their very doorsteps. Drawing upon personal correspondence, private journals, and even favoured 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 have never survived.

"Roberts has uncovered hundreds of personal anecdotes and woven them together in a single, suspenseful narrative with great skill."--Washington Post Book World

Acknowledgments and author's note
Introduction
Before 1775 : the road to revolutionp. 1
1775-1776 : independencep. 37
1776-1778 : war and a nascent nationp. 78
1778-1782 : still more war and home-front activismp. 109
1782-1787 : peace and diplomacyp. 144
1787-1789 : constitution and the first electionp. 186
After 1789 : raising a nationp. 227
Cast of charactersp. 279
Recipesp. 283
Notesp. 289
Indexp. 351
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780060090265
ISBN-10: 006009026X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.5  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.34