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Nellie Taft : the unconventional first lady of the ragtime era

Author: Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a portrait of a first lady who broke with tradition to become a significant figure in the emerging Progressive era at a time of technological advances, racial and class struggles, and changes in public roles for women.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Helen Herron Taft; William H Taft; Helen Herron Taft; William H Taft; Helen Herron Taft
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sferrazza Anthony
ISBN: 0060513829 9780060513825
OCLC Number: 56058327
Description: x, 534 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Being First --
First Lady of the Land (1861-1878) --
Beer, Cigarettes, and Gambling (1878-1884) --
The Will of Love (1884-1890) --
Working Wife (1886-1890) --
My Dearest and Best Critic --
Managing the Music (1893-1899) --
Rigadon --
Queen of the Palace (1901-1904) --
"Teddy, Nellie, and Will" (1904-1907) --
Precedent and Mrs. Taft --
Ragtime --
Blossoming --
The Stroke --
Return of the Comet --
The Stars and Silver Forever --
Titanic --
"If They Don't Win, It's a Shame" --
Elba (1913-1921) --
In His Court (1921-1930) --
Adventures of an Old Lady (1930-1943).
Responsibility: Carl Sferrazza Anthony.

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Presents a portrait of a first lady who broke with tradition to become a significant figure in the emerging Progressive era at a time of technological advances, racial and class struggles, and changes in public roles for women.

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