Cokie Roberts And The Founding Mothers

Mar 20, 2014

The term "founding fathers" rolls off the tongue pretty easily in our country.

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Franklin, Washington, Jefferson… we can all name some of the men who helped found the republic. 

But women played a role, too, despite the very different gender relations of the 18th century. 

Longtime broadcast journalist Cokie Roberts follows a book on these women for adults with an illustrated version for younger readers, Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies. 

Cokie Roberts herself joins us.