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Author Roberts, Cokie.

Title Ladies of liberty : the women who shaped our nation / Cokie Roberts.

Imprint New York : William Morrow, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  920 R541l 2008    ---  Available
 Eureka Non-Fiction  973.4 Rob    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxiii, 481 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-467) and index.
Summary Cokie Roberts sheds new light on the generation of heroines, reformers, and visionaries who helped shape our nation with this blend of biographical portraits and behind-the-scenes vignettes chronicling women's public roles and private responsibilities. Drawing on personal correspondence, private journals, and other primary sources--many of them previously unpublished--Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women who laid the groundwork for a better society.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.--From publisher description.
Contents 1797-1801: the presidency of John and Abigail Adams -- 1801-1805: the first term of Thomas Jefferson and the ladies of the place -- 1805-1809: the second term of Thomas Jefferson and women talking politics -- 1809-1813: the first term of James Madison and the presidentess -- 1813-1817: the second term of James Madison and "The bravest American soldier" -- 1817-1825: the presidency of James Monroe and some characters to contemplate.
Subject United States -- History -- 1783-1815 -- Biography.
United States -- History -- 1815-1861 -- Biography.
Women -- United States -- Biography.
Women -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Women -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Politicians' spouses -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- 1783-1865 -- Biography.
Women -- United States -- Biography.
Women -- United States -- History.
ISBN 006078234X

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