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The Resource Lady first : the world of First Lady Sarah Polk, Amy S. Greenberg

Lady first : the world of First Lady Sarah Polk, Amy S. Greenberg

Label
Lady first : the world of First Lady Sarah Polk
Title
Lady first
Title remainder
the world of First Lady Sarah Polk
Statement of responsibility
Amy S. Greenberg
Title variation
  • Lady 1st
  • World of First Lady Sarah Polk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While the Woman's Rights convention was taking place at Seneca Falls in 1848, First Lady Sarah Childress Polk was wielding influence unprecedented for a woman in Washington, D.C. Yet, while history remembers the women of the convention, it has all but forgotten Sarah Polk. Now, in her riveting biography, Amy S. Greenberg brings Sarah's story into vivid focus. We see Sarah as the daughter of a frontiersman who raised her to discuss politics and business with men; we see the savvy and charm she brandished in order to help her brilliant but unlikeable husband, James K. Polk, ascend to the White House. We watch as she exercises truly extraordinary power as First Lady: quietly manipulating elected officials, shaping foreign policy, and directing a campaign in support of America's expansionist war against Mexico. And we meet many of the enslaved men and women whose difficult labor made Sarah's political success possible
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10755151
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenberg, Amy S.
Dewey number
  • 973.6/1092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E417.1
LC item number
.G74 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Polk, Sarah Childress
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Governors' spouses
  • United States
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the world of first lady Sarah Polk
Label
Lady first : the world of First Lady Sarah Polk, Amy S. Greenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Profit and loss
  • Neutral ground
  • Influence
  • Epilogue: Love makes memory eternal
  • The Childress family
  • The Polk family
  • Preface: Mrs. Polk's 1848
  • Blackboard, maps, and globes
  • A salon in Washington
  • Communications director
  • Female politicians
  • Mrs. Presidentess
  • The power of American women to save their country
  • tThat fine manly lady
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 369 pages :
Isbn
9780385354134
Lccn
2018010748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1028606805
Label
Lady first : the world of First Lady Sarah Polk, Amy S. Greenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Profit and loss
  • Neutral ground
  • Influence
  • Epilogue: Love makes memory eternal
  • The Childress family
  • The Polk family
  • Preface: Mrs. Polk's 1848
  • Blackboard, maps, and globes
  • A salon in Washington
  • Communications director
  • Female politicians
  • Mrs. Presidentess
  • The power of American women to save their country
  • tThat fine manly lady
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 369 pages :
Isbn
9780385354134
Lccn
2018010748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1028606805

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