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The Resource Eleanor Roosevelt : volume two 1933-1938, Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt : volume two 1933-1938, Blanche Wiesen Cook

Label
Eleanor Roosevelt : volume two 1933-1938
Title
Eleanor Roosevelt
Title remainder
volume two 1933-1938
Title number
Volume 2
Title part
1933-1938
Statement of responsibility
Blanche Wiesen Cook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Profiles the second part of the life of Eleanor Roosevelt through 1938, including the Great Depression, the New Deal and world events preceding World War II
  • Volume Two of this celebrated biography encompasses the monumental era of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the gathering storms of World War II--the years of the Roosevelts' greatest challenges and accomplishments. Cook restores Eleanor Roosevelt to her place as a visionary policymaker and social activist with her own agenda, often ahead of her more circumspect husband. From the day ER entered the White House--and began holding press conferences for female journalists only--she worked indefatigably for justice and equality. She wrote, she published, she traveled, she lobbied, she joined grass roots organizations and radical communities with a zeal that sparked controversy everywhere. Cook gives us the complete Eleanor Roosevelt--a loyal wife, a devoted mother, a woman who courted romance and adventure, America's most compelling, charismatic, and visionary First Lady. She took unpopular stands and often countered her husband's policies, particularly concerning racial justice, women's rights, the plight of refugees, and approaches to fascism and the Spanish Civil War. And in November 1928, after Kristallnacht, as Europe drifted toward war she took an unprecedented and courageous stance on race relations and bigotry. Intimate, sympathetic and acute, this is an unparalleled portrait of a woman whose life was filled with passionate commitment and who struggled for personal fulfillment. It is a biography of vibrant scholarship and daring, a book for all readers of American history and politics, and, as the New Deal comes under assault today, a book for everyone who cares about a decent future for all people.--Adapted from dust jacket
Summary
The second volume in the best-selling biography of America's visionary First Lady examines Eleanor Roosevelt's growing influence on the history and policy of America during the White House years and the Depression, as she championed racial justice, women's rights, and more
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1999
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10541810
Cataloging source
UIB
Dewey number
973.917
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E807.1.R48
LC item number
C66 1992 v.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Eleanor Roosevelt : volume two 1933-1938, Blanche Wiesen Cook
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 577-666) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Becoming First Lady -- Public and private domains -- ER's revenge : Henrietta Nesbitt, head housekeeper -- Mobilizing the women's network : friendships, press conferences, patronage -- ER's New Deal for women -- Family discord and the London Economic Conference -- Private times and reports from Germany -- Creating a new community -- The quest for racial justice -- The crusade to end lynching -- Private friendship, public time -- Negotiating the political rapids -- 1935 : promises and compromises -- The victories of summer, 1935 -- Mobilizing for new action -- A silence beyond repair -- Red scare and campaign strategies, 1936 -- The Roosevelt hearth, after Howe -- The election of 1936 -- Postelection missions -- Second chance for the New Deal -- 1937 : to build a new movement -- A First Lady's survival : work and run -- This is my story -- This troubled world, 1938 -- Race radicals, youth and hope -- Storms on every front
Control code
1894891
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 686, [30] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670844982
Lccn
87040632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41627823
  • (OCoLC)41627823
Label
Eleanor Roosevelt : volume two 1933-1938, Blanche Wiesen Cook
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 577-666) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Becoming First Lady -- Public and private domains -- ER's revenge : Henrietta Nesbitt, head housekeeper -- Mobilizing the women's network : friendships, press conferences, patronage -- ER's New Deal for women -- Family discord and the London Economic Conference -- Private times and reports from Germany -- Creating a new community -- The quest for racial justice -- The crusade to end lynching -- Private friendship, public time -- Negotiating the political rapids -- 1935 : promises and compromises -- The victories of summer, 1935 -- Mobilizing for new action -- A silence beyond repair -- Red scare and campaign strategies, 1936 -- The Roosevelt hearth, after Howe -- The election of 1936 -- Postelection missions -- Second chance for the New Deal -- 1937 : to build a new movement -- A First Lady's survival : work and run -- This is my story -- This troubled world, 1938 -- Race radicals, youth and hope -- Storms on every front
Control code
1894891
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 686, [30] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670844982
Lccn
87040632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41627823
  • (OCoLC)41627823

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