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The Resource First ladies of the Republic : Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the creation of an iconic American role, Jeanne E. Abrams

First ladies of the Republic : Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the creation of an iconic American role, Jeanne E. Abrams

Label
First ladies of the Republic : Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the creation of an iconic American role
Title
First ladies of the Republic
Title remainder
Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the creation of an iconic American role
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne E. Abrams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How the three inaugural First Ladies defined the role for future generations, and carved a space for women in America. America's first First Ladies--Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison--had the challenging task of playing a pivotal role in defining the nature of the American presidency to a fledgling nation and to the world. In First Ladies of the Republic, Jeanne Abrams breaks new ground by examining their lives as a group. From their visions for the future of the burgeoning new nation and its political structure, to ideas about family life and matrimony, these three women had a profound influence on one another's views as they created the new role of presidential spouse. Martha, Abigail and Dolley walked the fine line between bringing dignity to their lives as presidential wives, and supporting their husbands' presidential agendas, while at the same time, distancing themselves from the behavior, customs and ceremonies that reflected the courtly styles of European royalty that were inimical to the values of the new republic. In the face of personal challenges, public scrutiny, and sometimes vocal criticism, they worked to project a persona that inspired approval and confidence, and helped burnish their husbands' presidential reputations. The position of First Lady was not officially authorized or defined, and the place of women in society was more restricted than it is today. These capable and path-breaking women not only shaped their own roles as prominent Americans and "First Ladies," but also defined a role for women in public and private life in America
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abrams, Jeanne E.
Dewey number
  • 973.09/9
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.2
LC item number
.A27 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, Martha
  • Adams, Abigail
  • Madison, Dolley
  • Adams, Abigail
  • Madison, Dolley
  • Washington, Martha
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Presidents' spouses
  • United States
  • Presidents' spouses
Label
First ladies of the Republic : Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the creation of an iconic American role, Jeanne E. Abrams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Forging the role of first lady -- Martha Washington : the road to the first ladyship -- Abigail and John Adams : the long apprenticeship to the White House -- Abigail Adams : the second first lady -- Dolley Madison : the first lady as "queen of America" -- Conclusion : The first ladyship launched
Control code
ocn994144620
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781479886531
Lccn
2017034128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99975974902
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781479886531
  • (OCoLC)994144620
Label
First ladies of the Republic : Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the creation of an iconic American role, Jeanne E. Abrams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Forging the role of first lady -- Martha Washington : the road to the first ladyship -- Abigail and John Adams : the long apprenticeship to the White House -- Abigail Adams : the second first lady -- Dolley Madison : the first lady as "queen of America" -- Conclusion : The first ladyship launched
Control code
ocn994144620
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781479886531
Lccn
2017034128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99975974902
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781479886531
  • (OCoLC)994144620

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