Ladies for Liberty: Women Who Made a Difference in American History

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Author and economist John Blundell  looks at the lives of women such as Anne Hutchinson, Rosa Parks, Mercy Otis Warren, the Grimke sisters, and Alice Paul to refute the idea that women desire and benefit from big government.
John Blundell
Monday, May 13, 2013
6:30pm @ Central Library

From Anne Hutchinson, whose doctrinal disputes with the Puritan clergy led to her expulsion from colonial Massachusetts, to Rosa Parks, who became a Civil Rights icon by refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, women have helped shape the American experience.

In his book Ladies for Liberty author and economist John Blundell looks to the lives of these individuals to refute the idea that women desire and benefit from big government. His portrayals emphasize self-determination as a virtue and a belief that individuals should be allowed to pursue their own ends free of coercion.

Co-sponsored by the Show-Me Institute, the Kansas Policy Institute, and the Bastiat Society of Wichita.

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