Ladies For Liberty: Women Who Made a Difference in American History

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In this 2nd Edition, John Blundell gives a lively portrait of more than 25 American women who spoke out for liberty, helping to shape the political and social fabric of the United States. His subjects range from frontier novelists to suffragists to the inventor of life insurance for women and a tax collector who challenged the IRS. Arranged chronologically, the stories add up to a history of America. Responses to the first edition were so positive that the author has added five more of the best stories in US ...

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Overview

In this 2nd Edition, John Blundell gives a lively portrait of more than 25 American women who spoke out for liberty, helping to shape the political and social fabric of the United States. His subjects range from frontier novelists to suffragists to the inventor of life insurance for women and a tax collector who challenged the IRS. Arranged chronologically, the stories add up to a history of America. Responses to the first edition were so positive that the author has added five more of the best stories in US Women's History, namely Anne Hutchinson, Clara Barton, Alice Paul, Rosa Parks, and Mildred Loving.

Ladies for Liberty combats the myth that women want, and benefit from, big government. In this new, expanded edition of biographies of American women, John Blundell shares further evidence that the spirit of independence has always been a strong impetus for America's leading ladies. He shows that the underlying motivation of the women portrayed in these pages was self-determination as a virtue, and the conviction that individuals should be allowed to pursue their own ends, free from the coercion of others.

His selection focuses on women of Conservative/ Libertarian views, whether they were active in politics, business owners, writers or other cultural figures. Black as well as white, these women were revolutionary, some directly influencing the colonial breakaway from great Britain, some fighting for Abolition, others breaking new ground professionally. Each one not only made women's voices heard but made it clear that women have something to say that is both valid and valuable.

This book is intended for American and British readers alike, high school and above, and all who are interested in American history, Conservative/ Libertarian politics, or Women's Studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875868653
  • Publisher: Algora Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Blundell is the author of Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady (NYC: Algora, 2008) and Waging the War of Ideas (London: IEA, 3rd revised and expanded edition 2007). He wrote the current work while a Visiting Fellow of The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs, London, UK where he was Director General from 1993 through 2009.

He is a past President of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, Virginia and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Washington DC, and serves on both boards of directors. He is a past President of the Charles G Koch Foundation, Vice President of the Mont Pelerin Society and a former board member of the Philadelphia Society.

In 2010 he received an honorary doctorate in science from the University of Buckingham, UK and an honorary doctorate in social science from the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City, Guatemala, which also made him an Honorary Professor. He welcomes word of more ladies for liberty, dead or alive, American or non-American.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. Mercy Otis Warren
Writer and Revolutionary
September 14, 1728-October 19, 1814
Chapter 2. Martha Washington
Revolutionary
June 2, 1731 — May 22, 1802
Chapter 3. Abigail Adams
Revolutionary, Abolitionist, Women's Rights Campaigner and Entrepreneur
November 11, 1744-October 28, 1818
Chapter 4. The Grimke Sisters
Anti-slavery and Women's Rights Campaigners
SARAH MOORE GRIMKE, November 26, 1792-December 23, 1873
ANGELINA EMILY GRIMKE, February 20, 1805-October 26, 1879
Chapter 5. Sojourner Truth
Slave, Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist
Circa 1797-November 26, 1883
Chapter 6. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Advocate for Women's Liberties
November 12, 1815-October 26, 1902
Chapter 7. Harriet Tubman
Slave, Underground Railroad Conductor, Abolitionist and Spy
Winter 1822-March 10, 1913
Chapter 8. Harriet Beecher Stowe
Novelist and Abolitionist
June 14, 1811-July 1, 1896
Chapter 9. Bina West Miller
Businesswoman
1867-April 18, 1954
Chapter 10. Madam C J Walker
Entrepreneur
December 23, 1867-May 25, 1919
Chapter 11. Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author
February 7, 1867-February 10, 1957
Rose Wilder Lane
Journalist, Author, Philosopher
December 5, 1886-October 30, 1968
Chapter 12. Isabel Mary Paterson
Writer, Mentor, and Political Theorist
January 22, 1886-January 10, 1961
Chapter 13. Lila Acheson Wallace
Magazine Publisher and Philanthropist
December 25, 1889-May 7, 1984
Chapter 14. Vivien Kellems
Entrepreneur and Tax Protestor
June 7, 1896-January 25, 1975
Chapter 15. Taylor Caldwell
Novelist
September 7, 1900-August 30, 1985
Chapter 16. Clare Boothe Luce
Writer, Editor, Politician, Diplomat
April 10, 1903 — October 9, 1987
Chapter 17. Ayn Rand
Writer and Philosopher
February 2, 1905-March 6, 1982
Chapter 18. Rose Director Friedman
Economist, Author, Political Activist
December 1911-April 18, 2009
Chapter 19. Jane Jacobs
Writer and Urban Activist
May 4, 1916-April 25, 2006
Chapter 20. Dorian Fisher
Strategic Philanthropist
September 14, 1919-April 3, 2007
Afterword

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