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Roberts women serve to illustrate the points made by Kerber…. The two assigned texts took different approaches to the subject of women of the new Republic. Linda Kerber’s book, Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1980) took an analytical methodology to the issues of the pre- and post-Republican period. Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation (New York: William Morrow, 2008) by Cokie Roberts had an historical, narrative approach. A predominant theme of both books was the integration of women’s roles in the political and domestic spheres. Most of the attention in these books was on the life of the well-to-do and little emphasis on the slave women. For these elite women, life before the war was primarily focused on home life. When the Revolution exploded into their lives, a period of unimaginable disruption, confusion, and devastation followed and women’s lives were forever altered. Many lost their homes from the ravages of battle and others as a result of confiscation laws. During the Revolu…