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A Companion To First Ladies

Author : Katherine A.S. Sibley
ISBN : 9781118732243
Genre : History
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This volume explores more than two centuries of literature on the First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, providing the first historiographical overview of these important women in U.S. history. Underlines the growing scholarly appreciation of the First Ladies and the evolution of the position since the 18th century Explores the impact of these women not only on White House responsibilities, but on elections, presidential policies, social causes, and in shaping their husbands’ legacies Brings the First Ladies into crisp historiographical focus, assessing how these women and their contributions have been perceived both in popular literature and scholarly debate Provides concise biographical treatments for each First Lady

American First Ladies

Author : Robert P. Watson
ISBN : WISC:89082491333
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 55. 42 MB
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Provides a biographical essay on each of the First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Laura Bush, including family members who served as First Lady for bachelor or widowed Presidents, and includes overviews of the widely varied roles they have played.

A Companion To Franklin D Roosevelt

Author : William D. Pederson
ISBN : 9781444395174
Genre : History
File Size : 40. 99 MB
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A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt presents a collection of historiographical essays by leading scholars that provides a comprehensive review of the scholarship on the president who led the United States through the tumultuous period from the Great Depression to the waning days of World War II. Represents a state-of-the-art assessment of current scholarship on FDR, the only president elected to four terms of office and the central figure in key events of the first half of the 20th century Covers all aspects of FDR's life and times, from his health, relationships, and Supreme Court packing, to New Deal policies, institutional issues, and international relations Features 35 essays by leading FDR scholars

A Companion To Lyndon B Johnson

Author : Mitchell B. Lerner
ISBN : 9781444333893
Genre : History
File Size : 30. 36 MB
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"The one-stop source for the latest historiography on the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Lerner has assembled a collection of gems by the leading historians of U.S. domestic and foreign policy during the Johnson era." - Frank Costigliola, University of Connecticut.

The Presidential Companion

Author : Robert P. Watson
ISBN : 1570036594
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Bringing together the work of notable historians, political scientists, and sociologists, The Presidential Companion is a collection that demonstrate the political relevance of first ladies throughout U.S. history and the dramatic expansion of their power during the twentieth century. This anthology fills a gap in scholarship about the position of first lady and reveals the political acumen and activism of a number of the holders of this unofficial executive office. The contributors reveal how the office has grown in political influence, from Martha Washington's selection of furnishings for the presidential mansion to Hillary Rodham Clinton's leadership of the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform. Bringing this second edition up to date are two new chapters on the first ladyship of Laura Bush and on analyzing public perceptions of Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton.

A Companion To Richard M Nixon

Author : Melvin Small
ISBN : 9781444340938
Genre : History
File Size : 23. 34 MB
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This companion offers an overview of Richard M. Nixon’s life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the evolution and current state, of Nixon scholarship. Examines the central arguments and scholarly debates that surround his term in office Explores Nixon’s legacy and the historical significance of his years as president Covers the full range of topics, from his campaigns for Congress, to his career as Vice-President, to his presidency and Watergate Makes extensive use of the recent paper and electronic releases from the Nixon Presidential Materials Project

A Companion To Theodore Roosevelt

Author : Serge Ricard
ISBN : 9781444344219
Genre : History
File Size : 69. 36 MB
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A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt is the first comprehensive anthology to encompass Roosevelt as whole, highlighting both his personality and his skilled diplomacy. Revitalizes and internationalizes scholarship on this most popular and highly-rated American president Covers many aspects of Roosevelt’s personality and his policies, domestic and foreign, to create a complete picture of the man Provides scholarship from both sides of the Atlantic, from established Roosevelt specialists, respected scholars, and a new generation of historians A new and fresh historiographical exploration of Roosevelt’s life and ideas, political career and achievements, and his legacies

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