Founding Mothers With Cokie DVD
Cokie Roberts, author of Founding Mothers, sheds light on female contributions to the American Revolution, revealing stirring stories about those who helped raise our nation.
As Abigail Adams told husband John: ''All history and every age exhibit instances of patriotic virtue in the female sex; which considering our situation equals the most heroic of yours.'' With the men away, women defended homes, raised children, managed businesses, and provided political advice.
But not all were patriotic--like Margaret (Peggy) Shippen Arnold, Benedict's wife. Promised freedom, many slaves fought for the British, though in 1781, a slave called Mumbett sued for freedom and won! This founding mother, who took the name Elizabeth Freeman, set a precedent that led to Massachusetts' abolition of slavery. And we examine the role of camp followers and the few women that actually fought, like Deborah Sampson who enlisted in the Continental Army under her dead brother's name.
Women in the White House DVD SetLearn the remarkable true stories of the women behind the most important men in history in this warm and insightful pair of programs from A&E and HISTORY™
ALL THE PRESIDENTS’ WIVES takes an in-depth look at America's First Ladies, the women who have held one of the most enigmatic, yet high-profile, jobs in the country.
FIRST MOTHERS, a feature-length special, based on the book "First Mother" by "Time Magazine" correspondent Bonnie Angelo, chronicles the life stories Sara Delano Roosevelt, Rose Kennedy, Hannah Milhous Nixon, Nelle Reagan, Virginia Clinton, and Dorothy and Barbara Bush – the women whose guidance and wisdom shaped the most powerful men in the world.