Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Women and History
We Are Our Mothers' Daughters
by Cokie Roberts
Perennial (Harper Collins), 1998 & 2000
One morning last week, as I was about to dash off to the hospital, I stopped by our basement bookshelves to find a small paperback that could fit in my purse. This title had obvious appeal. The book is a history of women's advances, liberally sprinkled with personal anecdotes. The following quote came from Cokie Roberts' reminiscence about summers on a farm.
"It was the women we spent time with, it was from them that we learned about other generations, about how things used to be, and how things would forever be."