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The Resource First ladies and American women : in politics and at home, Jill Abraham Hummer

First ladies and American women : in politics and at home, Jill Abraham Hummer

Label
First ladies and American women : in politics and at home
Title
First ladies and American women
Title remainder
in politics and at home
Statement of responsibility
Jill Abraham Hummer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 relief. Each first lady has, in her way, been intimately linked with the roles, rights, and responsibilities of American women. Pursuing this connection, First Ladies and American Women reveals how each first lady from Lou Henry Hoover to Michelle Obama has reflected and responded to trends that marked and unified her time. Jill Abraham Hummer divides her narrative into three distinct epochs. In the first, stretching from Lou Hoover to Jacqueline Kennedy, we see the advent of women's involvement in politics following women's suffrage, as well as pressures on family stability during depression, war, and postwar uncertainty. Next comes the second wave of the feminist movement, from Lady Bird Johnson's tenure through Rosalyn Carter's, when equality and the politics of the personal issues prevailed. And finally we enter the charged political and partisan environment over women's rights and the politics of motherhood in the wake of the conservative backlash against feminism after 1980, from Nancy Reagan to Michelle Obama. Throughout, Hummer explores how background, personality, ambitions, and her relationship to the president shaped each first lady's response to women in society and to the broader political context in which each administration functioned--and how, in turn, these singular responses reflect the changing role of women in American society over nearly a century"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320.082/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.2
LC item number
.H86 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
First ladies and American women : in politics and at home, Jill Abraham Hummer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn960845677
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 269 pages
Isbn
9780700623808
Lccn
2016051183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960845677
Label
First ladies and American women : in politics and at home, Jill Abraham Hummer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn960845677
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 269 pages
Isbn
9780700623808
Lccn
2016051183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960845677

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