This quantity explores greater than centuries of literature at the First girls, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, offering the 1st historiographical review of those vital ladies in U.S. history.
- Underlines the becoming scholarly appreciation of the 1st women and the evolution of the location because the 18th century
- Explores the influence of those girls not just on White housekeeping, yet on elections, presidential guidelines, social factors, and in shaping their husbands’ legacies
- Brings the 1st women into crisp historiographical concentration, assessing how those ladies and their contributions were perceived either in renowned literature and scholarly debate
- Provides concise biographical remedies for every First Lady
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