What do Martha Washington, Sojourner Truth, Abigail Adams, and Ayn Rand have in common? They are just four of the more than twenty famous American women identified by author John Blundell who spoke out for liberty and helped shape the fabric of our nation. Much has been written about the Founding Fathers, but far less material has been made available to introduce the ladies – smart and strong in their own right – who helped form the political as well as social universe that we are proud to call America. The women featured were revolutionary, some directly influencing the colonial breakaway from Great Britain, some fighting for Abolition, others breaking new ground professionally. In Ladies for Liberty, Blundell examines their character, addresses their accomplishments, and explores why each was a leader and how they impacted our society in politics, the arts, economics, science, education, and other fields.
John Blundell is a Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Institute for Economic Affairs in London. He formerly served as IEA’s Director General and Ralph Harris Fellow. Currently, he is a Director of the International Policy Network; Chairman of the Institute Development and Relations Committee of the Board of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation; and a Board Member of the Institute of Humane Studies at George Mason University and the Institute of Economic Studies (Europe) in Paris, France. His other books include Waging the War of Ideas (2007), Margaret Thatcher – A Portrait of the Iron Lady (2009), Female Force – Margaret Thatcher (2010), and Female Force – Ayn Rand (2011).
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