Wives of the Signers: The Women Behind the Declaration of Independence

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WallBuilders, Incorporated, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 283 pages
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This historical reprint of a 1912 work describes those women who, alongside their husbands, experienced the trials and triumphs of the struggle for independence and the challenge of building a new nation. Though they did not confront the hail of bullets or cannon, though they did not participate in conventions or congresses, they were at the heart of every soul-stirring historic event. Wives of the Signers is a book about the heart of America.

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User Review  - Lara Lazenby - Goodreads

Textbook written in 1912. Most of the Founders and their families lost everything and many died early due to Tory persecution. Didn't learn that in school. Dry, factual read with occational bursts of wow. Needless to say, these women rocked! Read full review

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User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

Although not a lot of information is available on these women, you can surmise a lot from what happened to their homes and how little their husbands were around to help out. They were amazing women! Not made of wimp sauce! Read full review

About the author (1997)

David Barton has been a Research Associate at Stanford University and a Visiting Scholar at OISE, Toronto. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Lancaster University.

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