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Dolley Madison : the problem of national unity / Catherine Allgor.
Allgor, Catherine, 1958-
Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, , ©2013.
xv, 175 pages ; 21 cm
Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849
Politics and government
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Lives of American women
This book examines the life of Dolley Madison when she was the First Lady of the United States. It discusses how she helped to promote national unity, modeled a political behavior that stressed civility and empathy, and set an example for future presidential wives to follow.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A triumphal finish: the Madisons leave Washington -- A perfect match: Dolley and James Madison -- "More agreeable hours": the Secretary of State years -- The merry affair: diplomatic disunity -- "A perfect palace": Dolley creates "the White House" -- "A place to see and be seen": the uses of the drawing room -- The "Queen of Hearts": Dolley's public persona -- "Mrs. Madison's War": Dolley's role in the War of 1812 -- Washington divided: Dolley's work for unity under fire -- "A more perfect union": the Madison legacy.
9780813347592 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0813347599 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Dolley Madison : the problem of national unity / Catherine Allgor, University of California, Riverside.