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."

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