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Dolley Madison : the problem of national unity

Author: Catherine Allgor
Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Lives of American women.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An accessible, engaging introduction to the life of first lady Dolley Madison and the pivotal role she played in establishing an atmosphere of unity and civility in the young nation

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dolley Madison; Dolley Madison
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Allgor
ISBN: 9780813347592 0813347599 0813347602 9780813347608
OCLC Number: 784447533
Description: xv, 175 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: A triumphal finish: the Madisons leave Washington --
A perfect match: Dolley and James Madison --
"More agreeable hours": the Secretary of State years --
The merry affair: diplomatic disunity --
"A perfect palace": Dolley creates "the White House" --
"A place to see and be seen": the uses of the drawing room --
The "Queen of Hearts": Dolley's public persona --
"Mrs. Madison's War": Dolley's role in the War of 1812 --
Washington divided: Dolley's work for unity under fire --
"A more perfect union": the Madison legacy.
Series Title: Lives of American women.
Responsibility: Catherine Allgor.

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"Allgor digs deep beneath the surface of the 'Magnificent Doll,' revealing the far-reaching impact Dolley Madison had upon the political landscape of the early nineteenth century and the collective Read more...

 
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