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Cokie Roberts

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and drawing on personal correspondence, private journals, and other primary sources—many of them previously unpublished—Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women who laid the groundwork for a better society.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

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and drawing on personal correspondence, private journals, and other primary sources—many of them previously unpublished—Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women who laid the groundwork for a better society.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

Language:

English

Length:

10h 3m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

11:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

11:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:20


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:08


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

11:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

10:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

10:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

10:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

11:50