Thursday, April 16, 2009

Teaching Women's History with Cokie Roberts

In Founding Mothers, Cokie Roberts paid homage to the heroic women whose patriotism and sacrifice helped create a new nation. Now the renowned political commentator continues the story of early America's influential women with Ladies of Liberty. In a style that will appeal to your students, Roberts presents a colorful blend of biographical portraits and behind-the-scenes vignettes chronicling women's public roles and private responsibilities in our early national period.

Drawing on personal correspondence, private journals, and other primary sources—many of them previously unpublished—Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women who laid the groundwork for a better society.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

Washington Post Book World said, "What women these were! . . . [Roberts] is perfectly placed to observe the ins and outs of Washington women. . . . You'll enjoy this book."

If you are considering Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty for one of your classes, please order a
paperback examination copy.
If you've already decided to adopt one Cokie's books, please use the
desk copy form.

And, keep in mind that Cokie has revised and expanded her classic, We Are Our Mothers' Daughters--in which she offers tremendous insight into the opportunities and challenges that women encounter today.

You and your students can sit in while Cokie speaks about Ladies of Liberty at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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