Lady First



Lady First 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 feminism.At 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 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 equal 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 Lady quietly 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 equals, Sarah firmly opposed the feminist movement s demands for then far reaching equality A riveting biography and a revelation of Sarah Polk s complicated but essential part in American feminism. Free Download Lady First [ by ] Amy S. Greenberg [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Lady First
  • Amy S. Greenberg
  • 12 May 2017
  • 0385354134

10 thoughts on “Lady First

  1. Susan O 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 quite 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 of her lost husband It wasn t untrue, but nor was 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 quite 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 of her lost husband It wasn t untrue, but nor was it the whole story. emphasis mine Sarah Polk was the most well educated first lady of her time and a companion to her husband it every way She worked beside him politically, reading about and discussing issues of the day, corresponding...

  2. Janilyn Kocher says:

    This is a very comprehensive biography I enjoyed all the thorough research the author did on Sarah Childress Polk The book illustrates how involved SCP was in her husband s political career I also appreciated the background...

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