John Blundell gives a lively portrait of more than 20 American women who spoke out for liberty, helping to shape the political and social fabric of the United States. His subjects range from frontier novelists to suffragists to the inventor of life insurance for women and a tax collector who challenged the IRS. Arranged chronologically, the stories add up to a history of America. Ladies for Liberty
combats the myth that women want, and benefit from, big government. The underlying motivation of the women portrayed in these pages was that self-determination is a virtue, and that individuals should be allowed to pursue their own ends, free from the coercion of others.Note:
Responses to the first edition were so positive that in the fall of 2012, Mr. Blundell added five more of what he considers to be the best stories in US Women’s History, namely Anne Hutchinson, Clara Barton, Alice Paul, Rosa Parks, and Mildred Loving. They are included now in this volume.
About the Author
John Blundell is the author of Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady (NYC: Algora, 2008) and Waging the War of Ideas (London: IEA, 3rd revised and expanded edition 2007). He wrote the current work while a Visiting Fellow of The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs, London, UK where he was Director General from 1993 through 2009.
He is a past President of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, Virginia and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Washington DC, and serves on both boards of directors. He is a past President of the Charles G Koch Foundation, Vice President of the Mont Pelerin Society and a former board member of the Philadelphia Society.
In 2010 he received an honorary doctorate in science from the University of Buckingham, UK and an honorary doctorate in social science from the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City, Guatemala, which also made him an Honorary Professor. He welcomes word of more ladies for liberty, dead or alive, American or non-American.
About the Book
With this collection of biographies, the author seeks to inform and inspire readers. We read so much about the Founding Fathers, but far less material has been made available to introduce the ladies, smart and strong in their own right, who have...
It should come as no surprise that throughout the United States’ history, women have played an intrinsic (albeit, underappreciated) role in the movement for liberty. Women are caregivers; it is to be expected that they would be sensitive both...
Chapter 1. Mercy Otis Warren
How did a British economist come to write a book about American women’s history? Read John's interview
or watch his podcast at KosmosOnline.org
, a project of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. John has been invited to speak on Ladies for Liberty...
“Through carefully chosen, dramatic vignettes that capture the essence of his subjects, John Blundell draws us into the exciting worlds of some 20 exceptional women, showing us how each one... | More »
“John Blundell offers a much needed complement to the traditionally male-dominated history of liberty, reminding us of the vital role American women have played – and continue to play... | More »
“John Blundell tracks through time to bring us stories of America’s bravest and most thoughtful women – a guidebook for lovers of liberty.” | More »
“The liberty-loving ladies profiled in this book are a fascinating group of courageous individuals whose ideas and actions changed the course of history. Kudos is due to John Blundell for... | More »
“John Blundell offers a glimpse into the lives of over 20 women from well known historical figures to many who might otherwise be forgotten. Sharing insights typically neglected in... | More »
“The secret for success for a book such as this is the choice of subjects and John Blundell has done a great job ranging from the Revolution to modern times, showing how women have... | More »
“John Blundell has done a superb job of identifying ladies who believed in the principles of liberty and a society based on free-market principles. Several are well known but others not so... | More »
“Ladies for Liberty
is an inspiring read for any American, but especially for the scores of modern-day female patriots whose ways were paved by the outstanding women in this book.... | More »
“John Blundell has done a great service in reminding us of our intellectual foremothers who fought for liberty in the past. The inspirational life stories he shares offer valuable lessons for... | More »
“This book is at once both inspiring and instructive, offering a glimpse into the character and examples of American women who understood the cause of liberty and dedicated their lives to it.... | More »
Libertys Leading Ladies, in the journal Liberty Unbound | More »
LC Classification: CT3260.B615 2011
Dewey code: 920.72--dc22
BISAC: HIS036000 HISTORY / United States / General
BISAC: BIO022000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Price: USD 22.95
Price: USD 32.95
Price: USD 22.95