My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 inspiring stars to First Ladies of the Republic! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
This was another recommendation from my friend, Marialyce! Thanks for a great read!
Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison, the United States’ first three First Ladies, were responsible for shaping the important role, especially as the presidency itself in a young nation was also in its infancy stage.
There was a fine line walked for these women in supporting their husbands and serving as their best confidantes, while also bringing respect to their new roles, and in what they believed to be a stark contrast to the royal values the US from which the US was separating.
What I loved most about this book was that it was not just about being “First Lady.” It was also about defining new roles for women in a new America. Overall, this was a fascinating read for me, and I highly recommend it for fans of history, especially early US history.
Thank you to Jeanne Abrams, NYU Press, and Netgalley for the ARC. First Ladies of the Republic is available now!
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