The Presidential Companion (Paperback)

Readings on the First Ladies

By Robert P. Watson (Editor), Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Editor)

University of South Carolina Press, 9781570036590, 402pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2006

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Description

Bringing together the work of notable historians, political scientists, and sociologists, The Presidential Companion: Readings on the First Ladies offers a collection of essays that demonstrate the political relevance of first ladies throughout U.S. history and the dramatic expansion of their power during the twentieth century. With a foreword by Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, Melanne Verveer, this anthology fills a gap in scholarship about the position of first lady and reveals the political acumen and activism of a number of the holders of this unofficial executive office.