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Ladies of liberty : the women who shaped our nation

by Roberts, Cokie.

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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 jou... Full description


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Table of 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.