Sarah Childress Polk, First Lady of Tennesse and Washington

Sarah Childress Polk, First Lady of Tennesse and Washington

by Barbara Bennett Peterson

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Nova's "Presidential Wives Series" is designed to shed light on the importance of the office of the first ladyship, and to provide readers with insights into the lives of the individuals who have held the office. This volume explores the life of Sarah Childress Polk (1803-1891), wife of James K. Polk, the 11th American President. The text covers her early life and family background, the years as First Lady of Tennessee (1839-1841) and as First Lady of the U.S. (1844-1848), the period following James' death in June 1849, through the Civil War years to the turn of the century. This concise account is academic, but accessible to the general reader interested in American history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Presidential Wives Series
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6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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