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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 history of American feminismAt the same time as the Woman's Rights convention was taking place at Seneca Falls in 1848 First Lady Sarah Childress Polk was wielding influence unprecedented for a woma This is an impressive work on the 11th woman filling the position we know as first lady It shows her an able politician throug Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin 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 history of American feminismAt the same time as the Woman's Rights convention was taking place at Seneca Falls in 1848 First Lady Sarah Childress Polk was wielding influence unprecedented for a woma This is an impressive work on the 11th woman filling the position we Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series know as first lady It shows her an able politician throug

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N 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 husband ascend to the White House And we see her exercising truly extraordinary power as First L This impressive biography joins a growing list of serious First Lady studies and especially as with Catherine Allgor s study of Doll

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Ady uietly manipulating elected officials shaping foreign policy directing a campaign in support of America's expansionist war against Mexico Greenberg makes clear that though the Polk marriage was a partnership of euals Sarah firmly opposed the feminist movement's demands for then far reaching euality A riveting biography and a revelation of Sarah Polk's complicated but essential part in American feminism When you think of powerful First Ladies chances are that you probably won t think of Sarah Childress Polk yet this work highlights

  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Lady First
  • Amy S. Greenberg
  • en
  • 09 November 2018
  • 9780385354134

About the Author: Amy S. Greenberg

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



10 thoughts on “Lady First

  1. says:

    This 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

  2. says:

    Amy 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 clai

  3. says:

    Although Sarah Childress Polk rose to political power by crossing boundaries skillfully manipulating both men and women and analyzing politics with a focus nearly as intense as that of the husband who worked himself to death in public memory Mrs James K Polk was celebrated as something uite different a First Lady who was a lady first whose politics had been driven by love and by a widow's responsibility to protect and cherish the memory o

  4. says:

    This 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

  5. says:

    This 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 mu

  6. says:

    I 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 interested Tim as he read a lot of history from the early Republic era and he hoped to do a final essay about the Lost Cause and its myth and history Mrs Polk's biography inclu

  7. says:

    When 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 powerful as any First Ladies with name recognit

  8. says:

    This 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 h

  9. says:

    Omg 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 s

  10. says:

    Although 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 neut

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