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First Ladies of the Republic

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role
  • Date: Wednesday, March 07, 2018
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Jeanne E. Abrams takes a look at America’s first First Ladies. The position of First Lady was not officially authorized or defined, but they worked to project a public persona that inspired approval and confidence. While helping to burnish their husbands’ Presidential reputations, they also helped to define a role for women in public and private life in America.

First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role