The World of First Lady Sarah PolkAudiobook CD - 2019
At the same time as 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. Yet, while history remembers the women of the convention, it has all but forgotten Sarah Polk. Now, Amy Greenberg brings her story into vivid focus. We see her father raising her on the frontier to discuss politics and business as an equal with men. We see her use savvy and charm to help her brilliant but unlikeable husband ascend to the White House. And we see her exercising truly extraordinary power as First Lady: quietly manipulating elected officials, shaping foreign policy, directing a campaign in support of America's expansionist war against Mexico. Greenberg makes clear that though the Polk marriage was a partnership of equals, Sarah firmly opposed the feminist movement's demands for then-far-reaching equality. A riveting biography--and a revelation of Sarah Polk's complicated but essential part in American feminism.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, 
Copyright Date: ℗2019
Branch Call Number: CDBK B Polk S Gr
Characteristics: 13 audio discs (14 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in digital,optical,1.4 m. per second,Digital recording audio file,CD audio