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Wives of the Signers: The Women Behind the Declaration of Independence Paperback – May 10, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0925279606 ISBN-10: 0925279609 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 283 pages
  • Publisher: WallBuilder Press; 1st edition (May 10, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0925279609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0925279606
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Barton is the founder of WallBuilders, an organization dedicated to presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious, and constitutional heritage. David is author of numerous best-selling works and a national award-winning historian who brings a fresh perspective to history.

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A very enlightening read; something that should be a part of every high school American history class!
A Fan
I love David Barton's interviews on Fox (Glenn Beck's Show) and I purchase all of his wonderful books.
Betty J. Kilgore
It gives insight to the sacrifices made and the courage displayed by women at the birth of our nation.
James W.

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57 of 57 people found the following review helpful By T. M. on February 27, 2010
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This is a collection of letters & reports on the women behind the founding fathers. It gives a unique & tender perspective on what was going on "at home" while the Declaration of Independence was being written. I get a better understanding of what life was like in that time period, of the sacrifices these families made, of the fortitude it took to grow a nation. Fascinating!
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50 of 50 people found the following review helpful By A Fan on February 5, 2008
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Describes the hardships and struggles experienced by the wives of those who signed the Declaration of Independence. A very enlightening read; something that should be a part of every high school American history class!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Just Me on May 14, 2010
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Just because their names were not on the official documents that organized our country doesn't mean that women did not take a part. I think they have often been overlooked by history, but this book brings to light their sacrifices and challenges in support of our great nation. It is a good example for todays women, that there is honor in standing for what is right and raising strong successful families. Too often todays women need their name displayed in shining lights to prove to themselves that they've done something great. The women behind our Founding Fathers took pride and pleasure in the success of their families and the changes taking place in America because of their silent but profound sacrifices on our behalf. Inspiring!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barry W. Schneider on June 2, 2010
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I loved the book. I didn't know much about the signers or their wives, so this book was very enlightening. It brings to mind and heart why we are a great nation. I do believe these men and women are the true patriots of our land. May we never forget what they did for our freedoms. I couldn't put the book down and will have to read it again. I recommend it highly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vickie Hegyi on April 24, 2012
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I read some of the chapters only to realize that the book dealt very little with the wives. I would not recommend this book if you want to know about the wives.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Betty J. Kilgore on December 20, 2010
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Excellent history book about a little-discussed topic. There is usually a great woman behind a great man. I love David Barton's interviews on Fox (Glenn Beck's Show) and I purchase all of his wonderful books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Claja99 on November 2, 2010
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Our homeschooling out-of-state daughter found this book to be very helpful and informative when teaching her seven children American History.
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By James W. on July 30, 2010
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This is an eye opening view of the role women played in the founding of our nation. It gives insight to the sacrifices made and the courage displayed by women at the birth of our nation. I knew the founding fathers were brave and remarkable people; now I know the women were just as brave and remarkable. These were people of vision, character, and strength in adversity. It is easy to read and well worth the cost of purchase.
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