Lady First PDF å Hardcover

Lady First PDF å Hardcover

❮PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Lady First Author Amy S. Greenberg – Baien.me The acclaimed author of A Wicked War now gives us the little known story of Sarah Polk remarkably influential First Lady and brilliant master of the art of high politics a crucial but unrecognized figPDF / Epub Lady First Author Amy S. Greenberg Baien.me The acclaimed author of A Wicked War now gives us the little known story of Sarah Polk remarkably influential First Lady and brilliant master of the art of high politics a crucial but unrecognized fig The acclaimed author of A Wicked War now gives us the little known story of Sarah Polk remarkably influential First Lady and brilliant master of the art of high politics a crucial but unrecognized figure in the his.

Tory of American feminismAt the same time as the Woman's Rights convention was taking place at Seneca Falls in First Lady Sarah Childress Polk was wielding influence unprecedented for a woman Yet while history remembers the women of the convention it has all but forgotten Sarah Polk Now Amy Greenberg brings her story into vivid focus We see her father raising her on the frontier to discuss politics and business as an eual with men We see her use savvy and charm to help her brilliant but unlikeable.

lady mobile first ebok Lady First PDFEPUBTory of American feminismAt the same time as the Woman's Rights convention was taking place at Seneca Falls in First Lady Sarah Childress Polk was wielding influence unprecedented for a woman Yet while history remembers the women of the convention it has all but forgotten Sarah Polk Now Amy Greenberg brings her story into vivid focus We see her father raising her on the frontier to discuss politics and business as an eual with men We see her use savvy and charm to help her brilliant but unlikeable.

Lady First PDF å Hardcover Amy Greenberg is Liberal Arts Research Professor of History and Women's Studies at Penn State She is a leading scholar of Manifest Destiny and has held fellowships from the Huntington Library the New York Historical Society the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Philosophical Society Her previous books include Manifest Manhood Antebellum American Empire and Cause for Alarm.

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  • Louise

    Lady First PDF å Hardcover lady mobile, first ebok, Lady First PDFEPUBThis is an impressive work on the 11th woman filling the position we know as “first lady” It shows her an able politician throughout her life The title bows to the culture of the day for a woman to operate on the level of Sarah Childress Polk she had to despite her power and influence present herself as a “lady first”The first half covers her childhood through her life as first lady; the second covers her life as a widow Throughout the issue of slavery is suarely faced Polk The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America and A Country of Vast Designs James K Polk the Mexican War and the Conuest of the American Continent say Sarah is active in her husband’s campaignadministration but are not clear on what she d


  • Steve Donoghue

    Lady First PDF å Hardcover lady mobile, first ebok, Lady First PDFEPUBAmy Greenberg's assertion that Sarah Polk of all people was responsible for revamping the way Americans conceive of the role and nature of the First Lady seems at first like a bit of a stretch to put it mildly But the author backs up her claims with formidable research and insight and the result is a remarkable addition to First Lady biographies My review


  • Susan O

    Lady First PDF å Hardcover lady mobile, first ebok, Lady First PDFEPUBAlthough Sarah Childress Polk rose to political power by crossing boundaries skillfully manipulating both men and women and analyzing p


  • Joseph J.

    Lady First PDF å Hardcover lady mobile, first ebok, Lady First PDFEPUBThis impressive biography joins a growing list of serious First Lady studies and especially as with Catherine Allgor's study of Dolley Madison A Perfect Union focuses on an American First Lady's not admirable legacy with American slavery James and Sarah Polk were a childless couple Greenberg does not delve into the traumatic early surgery which left James sterile andor impotent see her footnotes In their childless state James and Sarah became true political partners eventually sharing an office in the mid 19th century White House Sarah's political machinations and instincts are highlighted as is her role in Polk's often unpopular wartime Presidency Another thrust of this biography is into their lives as slave owners Like Dolley Madison the pious no liuor drinking of dancing good Christian Sarah saw her slaves as financial property and flesh and blood for hellish work on their plant


  • David Dunlap

    Lady First PDF å Hardcover lady mobile, first ebok, Lady First PDFEPUBThis is a biography of Sarah Childress Polk the wife of the 11th POTUS and something of an historical marvel or an annoyance depending upon one's point of view The marvel is the author's mastery of her material; the possible annoyance is how much she spins from such slender records There are many passages like these Sarah probably or perhaps or certainly the Polks must have I confess to leaning a bit toward the annoyance end of the scale especially for the early part of the book The author maintains that Sarah Polk was 'the most powerful woman in America' in 1848 and she shows how this came to pass through native gifts of political insight and intelligence an array of people skills that endeared her to the nation especially when cont


  • Dominique King

    Lady First PDF å Hardcover lady mobile, first ebok, Lady First PDFEPUBI was curious about Mrs James K Polk and didn't know much about her as I hadn't done much reading about this time period my reading tends to include later eras like the Gilded Age or the early 20th century but I'm sure this would have i


  • Scott Martin

    Lady First PDF å Hardcover lady mobile, first ebok, Lady First PDFEPUBWhen you think of powerful First Ladies chances are that you probably won’t think of Sarah Childress Polk yet this work highlights that she was as influential and


  • Frances Johnson

    Lady First PDF å Hardcover lady mobile, first ebok, Lady First PDFEPUBThis is the first biography written about President Polk's wife Sarah Polk was a president that we haven't heard much about He served only one term by his own choice but he was remarkedly modern in taking political advice from his wife At a time when women could not vote and their role in society was to have children and rule the home Sarah held a remarkable place in her husband's presidency She not only was his ears and eyes but helped make policy But the m


  • Jonathan

    Lady First PDF å Hardcover lady mobile, first ebok, Lady First PDFEPUBOmg what a fantastic engaging fun book to read Ch 5 is a blast Varina Davis Dolly Madison and especially Catherine Beecher all fascinating to learn about Greenberg writes like she is presenting a story as one peels an onion being slowly peeled revealing succulent bites of personality beliefs and facts about her subject I had no idea Lincoln was an excellent wrestler Polk supported the Mormons and that Sarah bought child slaves while in office I love the line”Sarah didn’t need to ask anyone for woman’s rights” Neither did she advocate for woman’s rights at all She felt bad for Mormons being persecuted for their practice of polygamy in Illinois and took action to help them Another intriguing statement “James offered a vision of S


  • Sm

    Lady First PDF å Hardcover lady mobile, first ebok, Lady First PDFEPUBAlthough it probably was not the author's intention this book changed my view of the Polk Presidency I had thought that Polk was a first a pure expansionist and second a pro Unionist As such he professed to be neutral with respect to the slavery issue I now think that Polk's expansionism had a pro salvery motive His professed neutrality seems to have been only a tactic to appeal to a national audience while advancing his pro Southern and anti black agenda With respect to Sarah the author advances the idea that she used female deference to advance her goals is a prominent theme This is reported on time and time again But there was no evalu


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