Women In History Month

Knowing that March is Women in History Month, it seemed the appropiate time to read FOUNDING MOTHERS by Cokie Roberts. The excerpts from the letters of Deborah Franklin, Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Martha Washington and others I'd not known of caused me to think deeply about the difficulties those women faced. Not only did they raise families, bury children who didn't live, run businesses and maintain households alone while their husbands built a country, they did it while they had no right to own anything of their own nor have a voice in major decisions.

Reading the life stories of these remarkable women, my respect grew with my knowledge. They made major contributions to the formation of this country, to their families and to our future.

2007-02-20 23:57:01 GMT
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