First Ladies Of The Republic: How Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison Created An Iconic American Role
- Biographies & Memoirs, Politics & Law, Society & Culture, General Interest , For Her, American History
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First of the First
America’s first First Ladies—Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison—helped define the nature of the American presidency to a fledgling nation and to the world. First Ladies of the Republic probes their lives and achievements, from their visions for the future of the new nation to ideas about family life and matrimony.
The position of First Lady had yet to be authorized or defined, but these three path-breaking women created the role from scratch, supporting their husbands’ presidential agendas while distancing themselves from the courtly styles of European royalty. And in an era when these First Ladies couldn’t even vote, they exerted a surprising political influence while carving out a new role for women in America.
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|Release Date:||March 9, 2018|