Eleanor Roosevelt: A Personal and Public Life / Edition 2by J. William T. Youngs
Pub. Date: 08/06/1999
Surely one of the most important women of the twentieth century, Eleanor Roosevelt's life, both personal and public, was greatly influential. She affected not just Americans, but the world; not just white women, but people of all sexes and races, and extended far beyond her 80 years. Her position as a daughter of a well-known family and as wife of a rising politician prepared her for the role of First Lady after her husband's election to the presidency in 1932.From that vantage point, she gained insight into twentieth-century social problems and steadily expanded the scope of her interests. But Eleanor Roosevelt's significance did not hinge entirely upon Franklin Delano Roosevelt's position. For years after his death, she continued to explore the meaning of her Americanism and her role as a woman sensitive to the needs of changing times. This thoughtful account provides a moving description of the forces that transformed the twentieth-century world.
Author Biography: J. William T. Youngs, award-winning historian and editor of Pacific Northwest Forum, has been teaching American history at Eastern Washington University since 1972. He has also written many book reviews for the Seattle Times.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Second Edition||xi|
|Prologue: The South Pacific, 1943||1|
|I||A Victorian Family||15|
|IV||Eleanor and Franklin||77|
|V||A Politician's Wife||105|
|IX||The Democratic Crusade||211|
|X||On Her Own||237|
|A Note on the Sources||267|
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