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First ladies and the press : the unfinished partnership of the media age

Author: Maurine Hoffman Beasley
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2005.
Series: Visions of the American press.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Looking at the personal interaction between each first lady from Martha Washington to Laura Bush and the mass media of her day, Maurine H. Beasley traces the growth of the institution of the first lady as a part of the American political system. Her work shows how media coverage of first ladies, often limited by stereotypical ideas about women, has not adequately reflected the importance of their role."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Biography Miscellanea
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beasley, Maurine Hoffman.
First ladies and the press.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)606198089
Online version:
Beasley, Maurine Hoffman.
First ladies and the press.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607870954
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maurine Hoffman Beasley
ISBN: 0810123126 9780810123120
OCLC Number: 60743189
Description: xxi, 335 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Eleanor Roosevelt and the "newspaper girls" --
Early first ladies and the public sphere --
Jackie Kennedy and the construction of Camelot --
First ladies as political helpmates : Lady Bird Johnson and Pat Nixon --
First ladies and feminism : Betty Ford and Rosalynn Carter --
First ladies and image-making : Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush --
Hillary Rodham Clinton as media polarizer --
Laura Bush as emblem of national caring --
Looking ahead.
Series Title: Visions of the American press.
Responsibility: Maurine H. Beasley ; foreword by Caryl Rivers.
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Tells us about the social and political roles of women in America as they do about the relation of the first lady to the press. Looking at the personal interaction between each first lady and the  Read more...

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"Beasley's work is valuable because of the lessons learned through her historical analysis." --American Journalism

 
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