9780140178944

Eleanor Roosevelt : Volume II, the Defining Years, 1933-1938

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140178944

  • ISBN10:

    0140178945

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2000
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Summary

Historians, politicians, feminists, critics, and reviewers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's monumental Eleanor Roosevelt as the definitive portrait of this towering female figure of the twentieth century. Now in her long-awaited, majestic second volume, Cook takes readers through the tumultuous era of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the gathering storms of World War II, the years of the Roosevelts' greatest challenges and finest achievements. In her remarkably engaging narrative, Cook gives us the complete Eleanor Roosevelt- an adventurous, romantic woman, a devoted wife and mother, and a visionary policymaker and social activist who often took unpopular stands, counter to her husband's policies, especially on issues such as racial justice and women's rights. A biography of scholarship and daring, it is a book for all readers of American history.

Author Biography

Historian and journalist, Blanche Wiesen Cook is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Senior editor of the Garland Library of War and Peace, author of Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution and The Declassified Eisenhower, she is a former vice-president for research of the American Historical Association.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(8)
Becoming First Lady
9(22)
Public and Private-Domains
31(21)
ER's Revenge: Henrietta Nesbitt, Head Housekeeper
52(8)
Mobilizing the Women's Network: Friendships, Press Conferences, Patronage
60(10)
ER's New Deal for Women
70(22)
Family Discord and the London Economic Conference
92(23)
Private Times and Reports from Germany
115(15)
Creating a New Community
130(23)
The Quest for Racial Justice
153(24)
The Crusade to End Lynching
177(13)
Private Friendship, Public Time
190(24)
Negotiating the Political Rapids
214(19)
1935: Promises and Compromises
233(31)
The Victories of Summer, 1935
264(19)
Mobilizing for New Action
283(21)
A Silence Beyond Repair
304(31)
Red Scare and Campaign Strategies, 1936
335(18)
The Roosevelt Hearth, After Howe
353(10)
The Election of 1936
363(26)
Postelection Missions
389(18)
Second Chance for the New Deal
407(13)
1937: To Build a New Movement
420(15)
A First Lady's Survival: Work and Run
435(17)
This is My Story
452(32)
This Troubled World, 1938
484(25)
Race Radicals, Youth and Hope
509(29)
Storms on Every Front
538(39)
Notes 577(75)
Notes on Sources and Selected Bibliography 652(15)
Index 667

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