First Ladies: A Biographical Dictionary (Space, Place, and Society)

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This biographical dictionary covers all who have held this esteemed "office," including current First Lady Laura Bush. An in-depth introductory essay traces the history of the first lady, including changes in the conception of what a president's wife should do and be, and how these perceptions have been affected by changes in society overall. The book also offers intriguing vital statistics, such as presidents who had no wives during their presidencies, wives who devoted themselves to purely domestic duties, and wives who died during their husbands' terms in office.

Arranged chronologically by term of presidency, each biographical entry includes a detailed biography with an emphasis on life during the presidency, a chronology, and suggestions for further reading about that first lady.

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The same 39 women who have entries in Routledge's American First Ladies: Their Lives and Their Legacy are spotlighted here. Entries average between seven and eight pages (the longest treatments, 12 pages, go to Dolly Madison and Lady Bird Johnson), with biographical essays followed by chronologies specific to each woman and lists of resources for further reading. Occasionally there is another illustration in addition to the portrait. Several appendixes provide information on presidential spouses who did not live to be first ladies; women who were not first ladies but acted as White House hostesses; "First Lady Firsts" (Lucy Hayes was the first with a college degree; Lou Hoover was the first to deliver a radio address); and some reflections by First Ladies on their role. In addition to a very useful general index, entries are indexed by place and by date of birth. RBB
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..."a fascinating look...filled with interesting details...Recommended."

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