The Women Behind the Founding Fathers

This video originally aired on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

About This Video

Historian Thomas Fleming profiles the women who played a central part in the lives of the Founding Fathers in his book, The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers (Smithsonian; November 3, 2009). He talked about the mothers who shaped shaped their visions of domestic life and the lovers and wives who played critical roles as friends and partners in fame. They strove to reconcile their private and public lives while often being harassed by an inflammatory press. "The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers" was a Special Evening Lecture at Faunces Tavern Museum, held Thursday, January 21, 2010, in the Nichols Dining Room.

Keywords

Executive Branch, Family of President, History, Early American History, Minorities & Equal Opportunity, Gender Issues, American History

Related Subjects/Topics

  • U.S. History

Speakers

  • Author and Historian Thomas Fleming