Lives of American Women: Dolley Madison

Editor/Author Allgor, Catherine
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Westview Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-81-334759-2
Category: Biography
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era.

Share this

Table of Contents

  • SERIES EDITOR'S FOREWORD
  • AUTHOR'S PREFACE
  • Introduction
  • 1 A Triumphal Finish The Madisons Leave Washington
  • 2 A Perfect Match Dolley and James Madison
  • 3 “More Agreeable Hours” The Secretary of State Years
  • 4 The Merry Affair Diplomatic Disunity
  • 5 “A Perfect Palace” Dolley Creates the White House
  • 6 “A Place to See and Be Seen” The Uses of the Drawing Room
  • 7 The “Queen of Hearts” Dolley's Public Persona
  • 8 “Mrs. Madison's War” Dolley's Role in the War of 1812
  • 9 Washington Divided Dolley's Work for Unity Under Fire
  • 10 “A More Perfect Union” The Madison Legacy
  • Primary Sources: Making Your Own History
  • STUDY QUESTIONS
  • NOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY