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    This is an

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    Amy Greenberg's assertion that Sarah Polk of all people was responsible for revamping the way Americans conceive of the role and nature of the First Lady seems at first like a bit of a stretch to put it mildly But the author backs up her claims with formidable research and insight and the result is a remarkable addition to First Lady biograp

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    Although Sarah Childress Polk rose to political power by crossing boundaries skillfully manipulating both men and women and analyzing politics with a focus nearly as intense as that of the husband who worked himself to death in public memory Mr

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    This impressive biography joins a growing list of serious First Lady studies and especially as with Catherine Allgor's study of Dolley Madison A Perfect Union focuses on an American First Lady's not admirable legacy with American slavery James

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    This is a biography of Sarah Childress Polk the wife of the 11th POTUS and something of an historical marvel or an annoyance depending upon one

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    I was curious about Mrs James K Polk and didn't know much about her as I hadn't done much reading about this ti

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    When you think of powerful First Ladies chances are that you probably won’t think of Sarah Childress Polk yet this work highlights that she was as influential and powerful as any First Ladies with name recognition Married to one of Americaâ

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    This is the first biography written about President Polk's wife Sarah Polk was a president that we haven't heard much about He served only one term by his own choice but he was remarkedly modern in taking political advice from his wife At a time when women could not vote and their role in society was to have children and rule the home Sarah held a remarkable place in her husband's presidency She not only was his ears and eyes but helped m

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    Omg what a fantastic engaging fun book to read Ch 5 is a blast Varina Davis Dolly Madison and especially Catherine Beecher all fascinating to learn about Greenberg writes like she is presenting a story as one peels an onion being slowly peeled revealing succulent bites of personality beliefs and facts about her

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    Although it probably was not the author's intention this book changed my view of the Polk Presidency I had thought that Polk was a first a pure expansionist and second a pro Unionist As such he professed to be neutral with respect

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review î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ô Amy S. Greenberg

N 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 eual 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 L. This impressive biography joins a growing list of serious First Lady studies and especially as with Catherine Allgor s study of Dolley Madison A Perfect Union focuses on an American First Lady s not admirable legacy with American slavery James and Sarah Polk were a childless couple Greenberg does not delve into the traumatic early surgery which left James sterile andor impotent see her footnotes In their childless state James and Sarah became true political partners eventually sharing an office in the mid 19th century White House Sarah s political machinations and instincts are highlighted as is her role in

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The acclaimed author of A Wicked War now gives us the little known story of Sarah Polk remarkably influential First Lady and brilliant master of the art of high politics a crucial but unrecognized figure in the history of American feminismAt 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 woma. Amy Greenberg s assertion that Sarah Polk of all people was responsible for revamping the way Americans conceive of the role and nature of the First Lady seems at first like a bit of a stretch to put it mildly But the author backs up her claims with formidable research and insight and the result is a remarkable addition to First Lady biographies My review

review î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ô Amy S. Greenberg

Ady uietly 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 euals Sarah firmly opposed the feminist movement's demands for then far reaching euality A riveting biography and a revelation of Sarah Polk's complicated but essential part in American feminism. When you think of powerful First Ladies chances are that you probably won t think of Sarah Childress Polk yet this work highlights that she was as influential and powerful as any First Ladies with name recognition Married to one of America s less well known presidents she and James Polk made a formidable political couple and much of James success in politics can be attributed to her efforts They never had children of their own but they lived for his career and while James preceded her in death by 40 years she was always faithful to him and his memory Yet her life has many twists and turns separate f