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Dolley Madison

Dolley Madison Author Catherine Allgor
ISBN-10 9780429980558
Release 2018-04-17
Pages 194
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First Lady of the United States and America's "Queen of Hearts," Dolley Madison fashioned an unofficial role for herself in the new administration of the United States, helping to answer the nation's need for ceremony and leaving footprints for centuries of presidential wives to follow. Assisting her husband, James Madison, she helped to promote national unity, modeling a political behavior that stressed civility and empathy. Together, their approach fueled bipartisanship in a country still assembling a political identity. About the Lives of American Women series: selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era. The emphasis is on a 'good read', featuring accessible writing and compelling narratives, without sacrificing sound scholarship and academic integrity. Primary sources at the end of each biography reveal the subject's perspective in her own words. Study questions and an annotated bibliography support the student reader.



The Selected Letters of Dolley Payne Madison

The Selected Letters of Dolley Payne Madison Author Dolley Madison
ISBN-10 081392152X
Release 2003-01
Pages 442
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A witty, insightful selection of letters from the modest Quaker woman who became First Lady illuminates the life of a graceful, courageous woman who created the mold for a president's wife. (Biography)



Mere Equals

Mere Equals Author Lucia McMahon
ISBN-10 9780801465444
Release 2012-08-22
Pages 256
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In Mere Equals, Lucia McMahon narrates a story about how a generation of young women who enjoyed access to new educational opportunities made sense of their individual and social identities in an American nation marked by stark political inequality between the sexes. McMahon's archival research into the private documents of middling and well-to-do Americans in northern states illuminates educated women's experiences with particular life stages and relationship arcs: friendship, family, courtship, marriage, and motherhood. In their personal and social relationships, educated women attempted to live as the "mere equals" of men. Their often frustrated efforts reveal how early national Americans grappled with the competing issues of women's intellectual equality and sexual difference. In the new nation, a pioneering society, pushing westward and unmooring itself from established institutions, often enlisted women's labor outside the home and in areas that we would deem public. Yet, as a matter of law, women lacked most rights of citizenship and this subordination was authorized by an ideology of sexual difference. What women and men said about education, how they valued it, and how they used it to place themselves and others within social hierarchies is a highly useful way to understand the ongoing negotiation between equality and difference. In public documents, "difference" overwhelmed "equality," because the formal exclusion of women from political activity and from economic parity required justification. McMahon tracks the ways in which this public disparity took hold in private communications. By the 1830s, separate and gendered spheres were firmly in place. This was the social and political heritage with which women's rights activists would contend for the rest of the century.



Were You Always an Italian Ancestors and Other Icons of Italian America

Were You Always an Italian   Ancestors and Other Icons of Italian America Author Maria Laurino
ISBN-10 9780393343519
Release 2001-06-17
Pages 224
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"One of the best books about the immigrant experience in America....unique and gracefully written."—San Francisco Chronicle Maria Laurino sifts through the stereotypes bedeviling Italian Americans to deliver a penetrating and hilarious examination of third-generation ethnic identity. With "intelligence and honesty" (Arizona Republic), she writes about guidos, bimbettes, and mammoni (mama's boys in Italy); examines the clashing aesthetics of Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace; and unravels the etymology of southern Italian dialect words like gavone and bubidabetz. According to Frances Mayes, she navigates the conflicting forces of ethnicity "with humor and wisdom."



Parlor Politics

Parlor Politics Author Catherine Allgor
ISBN-10 081392118X
Release 2002
Pages 299
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Focuses on the unofficial social sphere in which Washington politics were conducted following Thomas Jefferson's abolishment of formal receptions.



A Perfect Union

A Perfect Union Author Catherine Allgor
ISBN-10 1429900008
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 512
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An extraordinary American comes to life in this vivid, groundbreaking portrait of the early days of the republic—and the birth of modern politics When the roar of the Revolution had finally died down, a new generation of American politicians was summoned to the Potomac to assemble the nation's newly minted capital. Into that unsteady atmosphere, which would soon enough erupt into another conflict with Britain in 1812, Dolley Madison arrived, alongside her husband, James. Within a few years, she had mastered both the social and political intricacies of the city, and by her death in 1849 was the most celebrated person in Washington. And yet, to most Americans, she's best known for saving a portrait from the burning White House, or as the namesake for a line of ice cream. Why did her contemporaries give so much adulation to a lady so little known today? In A Perfect Union, Catherine Allgor reveals that while Dolley's gender prevented her from openly playing politics, those very constraints of womanhood allowed her to construct an American democratic ruling style, and to achieve her husband's political goals. And the way that she did so—by emphasizing cooperation over coercion, building bridges instead of bunkers—has left us with not only an important story about our past but a model for a modern form of politics. Introducing a major new American historian, A Perfect Union is both an illuminating portrait of an unsung founder of our democracy, and a vivid account of a little-explored time in our history.



Virginia Women

Virginia Women Author Cynthia A. Kierner
ISBN-10 9780820342634
Release 2015
Pages 392
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Volume 2: "This second of two volumes continues the exploration of the history of Virginia women through the lives of exemplary and remarkable individuals. Seventeen essays written by established and emerging scholars recover the stories and voices of a diverse group of women, from the transition from slavery to freedom in the period following the Civil War through the struggle to secure rights for gay and lesbian women in the late twentieth century. Placing their subjects in their larger historical contexts, the authors show how the experiences of Virginia women varied by race, class, age, and marital status, and also across both space and time. Some essays examine the lives of well-known women--such as Ellen Glasgow and Patsy Cline--from a new perspective.



The Three Lives of James Madison

The Three Lives of James Madison Author Noah Feldman
ISBN-10 9780679643845
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 800
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A sweeping reexamination of the Founding Father who transformed the United States in each of his political “lives”—as a revolutionary thinker, as a partisan political strategist, and as a president Over the course of his life, James Madison changed the United States three times: First, he designed the Constitution, led the struggle for its adoption and ratification, then drafted the Bill of Rights. As an older, cannier politician he co-founded the original Republican party, setting the course of American political partisanship. Finally, having pioneered a foreign policy based on economic sanctions, he took the United States into a high-risk conflict, becoming the first wartime president and, despite the odds, winning. In The Three Lives of James Madison, Noah Feldman offers an intriguing portrait of this elusive genius and the constitutional republic he created—and how both evolved to meet unforeseen challenges. Madison hoped to eradicate partisanship yet found himself giving voice to, and institutionalizing, the political divide. Madison’s lifelong loyalty to Thomas Jefferson led to an irrevocable break with George Washington, hero of the American Revolution. Madison closely collaborated with Alexander Hamilton on the Federalist papers—yet their different visions for the United States left them enemies. Alliances defined Madison, too. The vivacious Dolley Madison used her social and political talents to win her husband new supporters in Washington—and define the diplomatic customs of the capital’s society. Madison’s relationship with James Monroe, a mixture of friendship and rivalry, shaped his presidency and the outcome of the War of 1812. We may be more familiar with other Founding Fathers, but the United States today is in many ways Madisonian in nature. Madison predicted that foreign threats would justify the curtailment of civil liberties. He feared economic inequality and the power of financial markets over politics, believing that government by the people demanded resistance to wealth. Madison was the first Founding Father to recognize the importance of public opinion, and the first to understand that the media could function as a safeguard to liberty. The Three Lives of James Madison is an illuminating biography of the man whose creativity and tenacity gave us America’s distinctive form of government. His collaborations, struggles, and contradictions define the United States to this day. Advance praise for The Three Lives of James Madison “Noah Feldman brings a scholarly rigor and a gift for narrative to this impressive account of the sprawling—and often perplexing—life of James Madison. Understanding America requires understanding this often-overlooked Founder and his long, eventful life in the arena. We are fortunate indeed that Feldman has given us such a thoughtful examination of Madison’s mind and its still-unfolding role in the story of the nation.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power “James Madison is famously known as the ‘Father’ of the American Constitution. With great insight, conveyed in elegant and commanding prose, Noah Feldman gives us a rich portrait of our fourth president in all his many aspects: constitution maker, politician, partisan, friend, slaveholder, husband, president, and elder statesmen. The result is a fresh, bold, and much-needed look at a pivotal figure in American and, therefore, world history.”—Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family



The Great Little Madison

The Great Little Madison Author Jean Fritz
ISBN-10 9781101128039
Release 1998-02-23
Pages 160
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In the days before microphones and TV interviews, getting people to listen to you was not an easy task. But James Madison used his quiet eloquence, intelligence and passion for unified colonies to help shape the Constitution, steer America through the turmoil of two wars, and ensure that our government, and nation, remained intact.u?An excellent, fascinating, indispensable resource.? --Kirkus Reviews, pointer review?The book is rich in the sort of detail that illuminates the man, but is not limited to personal information; a great deal of government history is woven into the biography.? --Horn Book, starred review?Fritz has given a vivid picture of the man and an equally vivid picture of the problems that faced the leaders of the new nation in the formative years.? --The Bulletin of the Center for Children?s Books, starred review?Young readers will feel like they know the ?Great Little Madison? very well.? --School Library Journal



A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe Author Stuart Leibiger
ISBN-10 9781118281437
Release 2012-07-31
Pages 608
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A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe features essays from leading academics that consider various aspects of the lives and legacies of our fourth and fifth presidents. Provides historians and students of history with a wealth of new insights into the lives and achievements of two of America’s most accomplished statesmen, James Madison and James Monroe Features 32 state-of-the field historiographic essays from leading academics that consider various aspects of the lives and legacies of our fourth and fifth presidents Synthesizes the latest findings, and offers new insights based on original research into primary sources Addresses topics that readers often want to learn more about, such as Madison and slavery



Madison s Gift

Madison s Gift Author David O. Stewart
ISBN-10 9781451688597
Release 2016-02-16
Pages 432
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"Short, plain, balding, neither soldier nor orator, low on charisma and high on intelligence, Madison cared more about achieving results than taking the credit. To reach his lifelong goal of a self-governing constitutional republic, he blended his talents with those of key partners. It was Madison who led the drive for the Constitutional Convention and pressed for an effective new government as his patron George Washington lent the effort legitimacy; Madison who wrote the Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton to secure the Constitution's ratification; Madison who corrected the greatest blunder of the Constitution by drafting and securing passage of the Bill of Rights with Washington's support; Madison who joined Thomas Jefferson to found the nation's first political party and move the nation toward broad democratic principles; Madison, with James Monroe, who guided the new nation through its first war in 1812, really its Second War of Independence; and it was Madison who handed the reins of government to the last of the Founders, his old friend and sometime rival Monroe"--



Free Trade and Sailors Rights in the War of 1812

Free Trade and Sailors  Rights in the War of 1812 Author Paul A. Gilje
ISBN-10 9781107025080
Release 2013-03-18
Pages 425
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This book examines the political slogan "free trade and sailors rights" and traces its sources to eighteenth-century intellectual thought and Americans' previous experience with impressment into the British navy. The book details the diplomatic history surrounding the War of 1812 and provides a brief narrative of the conflict itself. The book also follows the history of the slogan into the Jacksonian period.



Women in American History A Social Political and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection 4 volumes

Women in American History  A Social  Political  and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection  4 volumes Author Peg A. Lamphier
ISBN-10 9781610696036
Release 2017-01-23
Pages 1828
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This four-volume set documents the complexity and richness of women's contributions to American history and culture, empowering all students by demonstrating a more populist approach to the past. • Provides significantly more detail than typical reference works on women's history and culture, enabling readers to better appreciate the contributions of women of all socio-cultural statuses • Covers the astounding range of American women's experience, including women of various economic and racial statuses, religious affiliations, political and ideological identifications, and sexualities • Includes a significant selection of primary documents, thereby combining the educational power of secondary and primary literature to create a richer learning experience for users



A Slave in the White House

A Slave in the White House Author Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
ISBN-10 9781137000187
Release 2012-01-03
Pages 336
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Paul Jennings was born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia, later becoming part of the Madison household staff at the White House. Once finally emancipated by Senator Daniel Webster later in life, he would give an aged and impoverished Dolley Madison, his former owner, money from his own pocket, write the first White House memoir, and see his sons fight with the Union Army in the Civil War. He died a free man in northwest Washington at 75. Based on correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before, this amazing portrait of the times reveals the mores and attitudes toward slavery of the nineteenth century, and sheds new light on famous characters such as James Madison, who believed the white and black populations could not coexist as equals; French General Lafayette who was appalled by this idea; Dolley Madison, who ruthlessly sold Paul after her husband's death; and many other since forgotten slaves, abolitionists, and civil right activists.



Annual Editions United States History Volume 1 Colonial through Reconstruction

Annual Editions  United States History  Volume 1  Colonial through Reconstruction Author Wendy Maier-Sarti
ISBN-10 1259657248
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 216
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Annual Editions United States History Volume 1 Colonial through Reconstruction has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Annual Editions United States History Volume 1 Colonial through Reconstruction also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Annual Editions United States History Volume 1 Colonial through Reconstruction book for free.



Memoirs and Letters of Dolly Madison

Memoirs and Letters of Dolly Madison Author Dolley Madison
ISBN-10 WISC:89098876162
Release 1886
Pages 210
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Memoirs and Letters of Dolly Madison has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Memoirs and Letters of Dolly Madison also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Memoirs and Letters of Dolly Madison book for free.



Audubon

Audubon Author Fabien Grolleau
ISBN-10 1910620157
Release 2016
Pages 174
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A stunningly illustrated graphic novel charting the life and adventures of the passionate bird-lover and explorer, John James Audubon.