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First ladies and American women : in politics and at home

Author: Jill Abraham Hummer
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book is a history of first ladies beginning with Lou Henry Hoover and ending with Michelle Obama, discussing how they defined their role with a focus on how they related to women's issues and how they participated in politics. Hummer explores the intersection of personality and the first ladies' personal ambition and relationship with their presidential spouse, with the social and political context of the time
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Abraham Hummer
ISBN: 9780700623808 0700623809
OCLC Number: 960845677
Description: x, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: [I] After Suffrage --
1. Women's Citizenship --
2. The Stable Society --
[II] The Second Wave --
3. Equality --
4. The Personal Is Political --
[III] After 1980 --
5. Women's Rights and Human Rights --
6. Motherhood and Family Politics.
Responsibility: Jill Abraham Hummer.


The book tells the story of first ladies and American women, as it unfolds through decades of turbulence, progress, and uncertainty.  Read more...
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"Hummer's research yields a detailed accounting of first ladies' public activities and the ways in which their choices and experiences reflected changing expectations for US women in general."--H-Net Read more...

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