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

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TEN MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
1. In Chapters 1 through 3, the attitudes of Mercy Otis Warren, Martha Washington and Abigail Adams towards their husbands and their careers differ sharply. Discuss.
2. Chapters 4 through 8 all focused in different ways on the abolition of slavery. Discuss how the women involved set about their common mission. What would they do today if faced with similar injustice?
3. Bina West Miller and Madam C J Walker both tried to empower women in the economic sphere. Of the two, which teaches us more for today?
4. Would Vivien Kellems and Dorian Fisher have wholeheartedly agreed or totally disagreed over strategy for social change?
5. If you could go back in history and observe just one event mentioned in this book, which one would you choose and why?
6. The formal education of these women ranges from close to zero to PhD level, and many of them reported being thoroughly bored in grade school. Does this surprise you, or is the old adage true namely that the hardest child to keep engaged in class is the brightest?

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