America's First Ladies: A Historical Encyclopedia and Primary Document Collection of the Remarkable Women of the White House

Editor/Author Hendricks, Nancy
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 978-1-61-069882-5
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 45
Book Status: Pending
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More than simply serving as America's "hostesses," many of the nation's First Ladies played vital roles in shaping their husband's presidency and serving as political activists in their own right. From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, their inspiring stories come alive in this handsomely illustrated encyclopedia. Within its pages, the First Ladies are revealed as human beings who, one day, awoke to find the eyes of the world upon them.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Martha Washington
  • Abigail Adams
  • Martha Jefferson
  • Dolley Madison
  • Elizabeth Monroe
  • Louisa Catherine Adams
  • Rachel Jackson
  • Angelica Van Buren
  • Anna Harrison
  • Letitia Tyler
  • Julia Tyler
  • Sarah Polk
  • Margaret Taylor
  • Abigail Fillmore
  • Jane Pierce
  • Harriet Lane
  • Mary Lincoln
  • Eliza Johnson
  • Julia Grant
  • Lucy Hayes
  • Lucretia Garfield
  • Ellen Arthur
  • Frances Cleveland
  • Caroline Harrison
  • Ida McKinley
  • Edith Roosevelt
  • Helen Taft
  • Ellen Wilson
  • Edith Wilson
  • Florence Harding
  • Grace Coolidge
  • Lou Hoover
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Bess Truman
  • Mamie Eisenhower
  • Jacqueline Kennedy
  • Lady Bird Johnson
  • Pat Nixon
  • Betty Ford
  • Rosalynn Carter
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Barbara Bush
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Laura Bush
  • Michelle Obama
  • Appendix A: First Ladies of the United States in Chronological Order, 1789–2015
  • Appendix B: Siena College Research Institute/C-SPAN Study Rankings of the First Ladies of the United States, 2014 Survey
  • Appendix C: Online Resources
  • Bibliography