PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼

PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼

[PDF / Epub] ☉ Lady First By Amy S. Greenberg – Ukrbank.pro 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 figThe 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.

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.

PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼

PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼ 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

lady pdf first mobile Lady First PDF/EPUBN 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.

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  1. Louise Louise says:

    PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼ lady pdf, first mobile, Lady First PDF/EPUBThis 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 did Both show that James has problems with his own party as well as the opposition Amy S Greenberg shows through letters and reports of


  2. Steve Donoghue Steve Donoghue says:

    PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼ lady pdf, first mobile, Lady First PDF/EPUBAmy 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


  3. Susan O Susan O says:

    PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼ lady pdf, first mobile, Lady First PDF/EPUBAlthough 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 publ


  4. Joseph J. Joseph J. says:

    PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼ lady pdf, first mobile, Lady First PDF/EPUBThis 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 h


  5. David Dunlap David Dunlap says:

    PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼ lady pdf, first mobile, Lady First PDF/EPUBThis 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; t


  6. Dominique King Dominique King says:

    PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼ lady pdf, first mobile, Lady First PDF/EPUBI 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 included a surprising about of information about the early days leading up to the Civil War 1840s and 1850s and a good bit of information about Mrs Polk and her family during the years after the Civil Wara


  7. Scott Martin Scott Martin says:

    PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼ lady pdf, first mobile, Lady First PDF/EPUBWhen 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 recognition Married to one of America’s less well known presidents she and James Polk made a formidable political couple and much of James’ success in politics can be attributed to her efforts They never had children of their own but they lived for his career and while James preceded her in death by 40 years she was always faithful to him and his memory Yet her life has many twists and turns separate from her husbands During the Civil War she somehow managed to remain a symbol of respect for both the Union and the Confederacy In the post Civil War America she was as powerful a name as any figure serving in DC as presidents from Johnson to Cleveland called upon her much like she and James called upon Dolley Madison While revered she was not exactly


  8. Frances Johnson Frances Johnson says:

    PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼ lady pdf, first mobile, Lady First PDF/EPUBThis 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 most remarkable job she did was talking to other politicians and helping them to see things as her husband desiredThis was before the Civil War and the Polks had slaves and no children This enabled Sarah to not be tied down as other wives as she had no children to raise and the slaves did her household work Often women at that time before birth control were worn out physically and their health was affected adversely by constantly giving birth to children The author feels th


  9. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼ lady pdf, first mobile, Lady First PDF/EPUBOmg 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 Sarah as emancipator while ensuring that she would become something very different upo


  10. Sm Sm says:

    PDF/EPUB Amy S. Greenberg ¼ Lady First PDF/EPUB ½ ¼ lady pdf, first mobile, Lady First PDF/EPUBAlthough it probably was not the author's intention this book changed my view of the Polk Presidency I had thought that Polk was


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