Founding Mothers Summary

Words: 1929
Pages: 8

De Pauw, Linda Grant. Founding Mothers: Women of America in the Revolutionary Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975.
Founding Mothers: Women of America in the Revolutionary Era book described the details of De Pauw, who represented all of the voices of women in the revolutionary, advocating the rights of women should have. She realized women in this era had opportunities, and they had better conditions than the women in the previous era so that they could participate in many occupations to contribute to society. Therefore, she followed that belief, and she thought that she should make the people change the prejudices for women in this era as “weaker sex.” In this book, the author provided readers with many different aspects of women’s lives such as social classes, lifestyles, ethnic backgrounds, military, and political affiliations. Not only the occupations in the society, but also she showed the women played a role of a wife, a mother. Day by day, they must take care of their children, husband, housework and provide the best
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He described women in two functions are soldiers (Vietnamese women to protect the country and healer (American women). Firstly, the author gave for us some reason American women volunteered to go to Vietnam; for example, they went for the adventure, “they want to be like their fathers or be the female counterpart of Audie Murphy or John Wayne,” or they wanted to experience in the military. He also described the feeling those women who witnessed death people every day, and that thing made their life changed forever. Secondly, the author depicted the Vietnamese women, who are loyal to their country, must leave their ordinary life and they were ready to take weapons for fighting “Viet Cong”. Therefore, they might protect and help their men took back the dependent hometown by their toughness and braveness. After a war, they came back with female roles in their ordinary