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First published in 1980 and recently out of print, Liberty's Daughters is widely considered a landmark book on the history of American women and on the Revolution itself.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 4th 1996 by Cornell University Press
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Cyndi
Apr 17, 2016 Cyndi rated it it was amazing
This is a very informative and well written book about the lives and growth of American women during the revolutionary war. It shows the search for independence of women taking seed. How can a country take its independence without it's occupants doing the same?
Doris Raines
Apr 08, 2016 Doris Raines rated it it was ok
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A. Good. Title. There. Is. Know. Reading. Know. Reading. Know. Book. Missing. Words. Where. Is. The. Details.
Elizabeth Scheller Williams
May 14, 2015 Elizabeth Scheller Williams rated it it was amazing
Very dry reading but extremely informative to an 1812 distaff reenactor.
Scott
Jan 03, 2010 Scott rated it really liked it
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Literally, a good read. It can be a bit dry in places, but the information being conveyed is so different from what you see elsewhere that you keep going. Colonial women are among the hardest to find information on, so it's amazing how much detail is given about daily activities and their life experiences in general. It's also organized pretty much perfectly; if you're looking for a specific piece of information, you'll know exactly where to go with out much searching.
Andy
Jan 18, 2008 Andy rated it it was amazing
Mary Beth Norton is one of America's finest historians. Her work in women's history has been simply outstanding, and doubtlessly has influenced our collective consciousness pertaining to women's contributions to our republic's rich history.

Liberty's Daughters represents Norton's first major foray into the experience of American women during the Revolutionary era.
Caitlyn
Sep 13, 2009 Caitlyn rated it really liked it
Good information here for those who are interested in era. It gives the reader a good feel for the period, people, emotions, and values of the people and focuses little on the Revolution itself. I would call this one of those "very hard to find books" that can be a real treasure trove of information.
Mathew Powers
May 04, 2015 Mathew Powers rated it it was amazing
As I mentioned on my review for Linda Kerber's Women of the Republic, this book should be read with Kerber's together. They are both brilliant books. Any book can be seen to have a flaw or two, but they are both, overall, brilliant pieces of scholarship and excellent reads.
Katie Wilson
Jan 06, 2015 Katie Wilson rated it liked it
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For claiming to describe the Revolutionary experience for America's women, I expected more from Mary Beth Norton.
A.L. Waddington
Aug 21, 2011 A.L. Waddington rated it really liked it
A fascinating look at the women who shaped our world today. A great read!
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