A leading scholar of the history of nineteenth-century America, Amy Greenberg presents the little-known story of remarkable First Lady Sarah Polk–a brilliant master of the art of high politics and a crucial but unrecognized figure in the history of American feminism. The daughter of a frontiersman who raised her to discuss politics and business with men, Sarah Polk evolved into a savvy and charming First Lady capable of quietly manipulating elected officials and shaping foreign policy. “Lady First” also shines a light on Sarah’s many layers and contradictions, including her work on behalf of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Comprehensive and brimming with invaluable insight, “Lady First” is a revelation of our eleventh First Lady’s complex but essential part in American feminism.
Presented by the Westfall Favorite Author Series.
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