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First Ladies: The Ever Changing Role, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump

First Ladies: The Ever Changing Role, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump

by Betty Boyd Caroli

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190669133
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/03/2019
Pages: 480
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About the Author

Betty Boyd Caroli is a First Lady biographer and formerly Professor of History at City University of New York. Her previous works include Roosevelt Women, immigrants Who Returned Home, and Inside the White House.

Table of Contents

Author's Note
1. Setting Precendents: The First President's Wives (1789-1829)
2. Young Substitutes for First Ladies (1829-1869)
3. Three Exceptions: Sarah Childress Polk, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Julia Dent Grant
4. The Limited Promise of the "New Woman" (1877-1901)
5. The Office of the First Lady: A Twentieth Century Development
6. The Paradoxical 1920s
7. Breaking Precedents and Reaffirming Old Ones (1933-1961)
8. The Turbulent Sixties
9. New Dimensions to the Job of First Lady (1974-1993)
10. A New Generation in the White House (1993-2017)
11. The Ever Changng Role of First Lady