EBOOK NEW (Lady First) Ý Amy S. Greenberg


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  • Lady First
  • Amy S. Greenberg
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  • 18 April 2020
  • 9780385354134

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    Free download Lady First EBOOK NEW (Lady First) Ý Amy S. Greenberg This is an impressive work on the 11th woman filling the position we know as “first lady” It shows her an able

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    EBOOK NEW (Lady First) Ý Amy S. Greenberg Amy Greenberg's assertion that Sarah Polk of all people was responsible for revamping the way Americans conceive of the role and nature of the First Lady seems at first like a bit of a stretch to put it mildly Bu

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    EBOOK NEW (Lady First) Ý Amy S. Greenberg Although Sarah Childress Polk rose to political power by crossing boundaries skillfully manipulating both men and women a

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    Free download Lady First Free read ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Amy S. Greenberg Amy S. Greenberg · 9 Read & Download This impressive biography joins a growing list of serious First Lady studies and especially as with Catherine Allgor's study of Dolley Madiso

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    EBOOK NEW (Lady First) Ý Amy S. Greenberg Amy S. Greenberg · 9 Read & Download This is a biography of Sarah Childress Polk the wife of the 11th POTUS and something of an historical marvel or an annoyance depending upon one's point of view The marvel is the author's mastery of her material; the possible annoyance is how much she spins from such slender records There are many passages like these Sarah probably or perhaps or certainly the Polks must have I confess to leaning a bit toward t

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    Free download Lady First EBOOK NEW (Lady First) Ý Amy S. Greenberg Amy S. Greenberg · 9 Read & Download I was curious about Mrs James K Polk and didn't know much about her as I hadn't done much reading about this time period my reading tends to include later eras like the Gilded Age or the early 20th century but I'm sure this would have interested Tim as he read a lot of history from the early Republic era and he hoped to do a final essay abou

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    EBOOK NEW (Lady First) Ý Amy S. Greenberg When you think of powerful First Ladies chances are that you probably won’t think of Sarah Childress Polk yet this work highlights that she was as influential and powerful as any First Ladies with name recognition Married to one of America’s less well known presidents she and James Polk made a formidable p

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    EBOOK NEW (Lady First) Ý Amy S. Greenberg This is the first biography written about President Polk's wife Sarah Polk was a president that we haven't heard

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    Amy S. Greenberg · 9 Read & Download EBOOK NEW (Lady First) Ý Amy S. Greenberg Omg what a fantastic engaging fun book to read Ch 5 is a blast Varina Davis Dolly Madison and especially Catherine Beecher all fascinating to learn about Greenberg writes like she is presenting a story as one peels an onion being slowly peele

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    EBOOK NEW (Lady First) Ý Amy S. Greenberg Although it probably was not the author's intention this book changed my view of the Polk Presidency I had thought that Polk was a first a pure expansionist and second a pro Unionist As such he professed to be neutral with respect to the slavery issue I now think that Polk's expansionism had a pro salvery motive His professed neutrality seem

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Lady First

Summary Lady First ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub N 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 eual 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 L. I was curious about Mrs James K Polk and didn t know much about her as I hadn t done much reading about this time period my reading tends to include later eras like the Gilded Age or the early 20th century but I m sure this would have interested Tim as he read a lot of history from the early Republic era and he hoped to do a final essay about the Lost Cause and its myth and history Mrs Polk s biography included a surprising about of information about the early days leading up to the Civil War 1840s and 1850s and a good bit of information about Mrs Polk and her family during the years after the Civil Warand on through the 1880s and early 1890s This would have been one of those things I d would have ended up pointing out to Tim that he might have never caught his eye in traditional history books Women s history has always been an interest of mineand the obscure the better I found the story of Sarah Polk s life very frustrating in that it was unduly the story of a woman who was content to see her life story subsume by her husband s the country s President Polk during the 1840she died in 1849 somewhat threadbare and eventually tattered reputation when in the course of history his emphasis and pride in accomplishments like spurring forward Manifest Destiny and rolling head long into and through the Mexican American War and her own dubious record during the Civil War and the record of her subseuent kinfolk in lost Cause efforts and memorializing Confederate historywell it was a depressing read to me Decent book but it might help if you re a pretty big history geek to tackle reading it through to the end

Free read ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Amy S. Greenberg

Summary Lady First ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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 feminismAt 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 woma. 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 uite 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 mineSarah 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 with politicians and reaching out for favors when necessary She preferred to be with the men in the parlor after dinner than with the ladies in the drawing room Franklin Pierce said that he would rather discuss politics with Sarah than with her husband In spite of this she managed to do all these things with a deference to her husband the men around her that prevented giving offense Greenburg paints a thorough portrait of Sarah with all the nuances that come from being an intelligent ambitious woman of the South in the 19th century Yes Sarah had many admirable ualities but she was also a slave owner Her relationships with the enslaved people in her life are also discussed as well as her time of maintaining a neutral stance during the Civil War While Greenburg s biography of Sarah Childress Polk was well written and well researched it was somewhat dissatisfying Partly this was due to the lack of information about Sarah but also the epilogue seemed somewhat removed from the narrative and unnecessary to Sarah s story leaving a strange impression at the end Overall it was well worth the time and I do recommend it for those interested in the lives of the First Ladies of the US

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Summary Lady First ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ady uietly 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 euals Sarah firmly opposed the feminist movement's demands for then far reaching euality A riveting biography and a revelation of Sarah Polk's complicated but essential part in American feminism. Omg what a fantastic engaging fun book to read Ch 5 is a blast Varina Davis Dolly Madison and especially Catherine Beecher all fascinating to learn about Greenberg writes like she is presenting a story as one peels an onion being slowly peeled revealing succulent bites of personality beliefs and facts about her subject I had no idea Lincoln was an excellent wrestler Polk supported the Mormons and that Sarah bought child slaves while in office I love the line Sarah didn t need to ask anyone for woman s rights Neither did she advocate for woman s rights at all She felt bad for Mormons being persecuted for their practice of polygamy in Illinois and took action to help them Another intriguing statement James offered a vision of Sarah as emancipator while ensuring that she would become something very different upon his death a cotton planter My head explodes about Sarah s views on slavery and her own beliefs of benevolence toward her own slave property It is so DIFFICULT for me to conceive that people thought owning another person was a good thing My god What a fantastic book I Hope the author assembles book on all of Sarah s correspondence Let s hope