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ISBN-10: 1118732189

ISBN-13: 9781118732182

This quantity explores greater than centuries of literature at the First girls, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, offering the 1st historiographical assessment of those vital girls in U.S. heritage.

• Underlines the turning out to be scholarly appreciation of the 1st girls and the evolution of the location because the 18th century
• Explores the impression of those girls not just on White housekeeping, yet on elections, presidential regulations, social motives, and in shaping their husbands' legacies
• Brings the 1st women into crisp historiographical concentration, assessing how those girls and their contributions were perceived either in renowned literature and scholarly debate
• presents concise biographical remedies for every First girl

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