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First ladies and American women : in politics and at home

Author: Jill Abraham Hummer
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Unelected, but expected to act as befits her 'office, ' the first lady has what Pat Nixon called 'the hardest unpaid job in the world.' Michelle Obama championed military families with the program Joining Forces. Four decades earlier Pat Nixon traveled to Africa as the nation's official representative. And nearly four decades before that, Lou Hoover took to the airwaves to solicit women's help in unemployment
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
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Hummer, Jill Abraham.
First ladies and American women.
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2017]
(DLC) 2016051183
(OCoLC)960845677
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Abraham Hummer
ISBN: 9780700623815 0700623817
OCLC Number: 973009749
Description: 1 online resource (x, 269 pages) : illustrations
Contents: After Suffrage. Women's Citizenship ; The Stable Society --
The Second Wave. Equality ; The Personal Is Political --
After 1980. Women's Rights and Human Rights ; Motherhood and Family Politics.
Responsibility: Jill Abraham Hummer.

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The book tells the story of first ladies and American women, as it unfolds through decades of turbulence, progress, and uncertainty.  Read more...

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"Hummer's research yields a detailed accounting of first ladies' public activities and the ways in which their choices and experiences reflected changing expectations for US women in general."--H-Net Read more...

 
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