First ladies influence and image book
First Ladies by Susan Swain | PublicAffairsMake Your Own List. Interview by Eve Gerber. He has written a dozen books about presidential families, including a two-volume survey, First Ladies. He has also interviewed almost every first lady of the last half-century. The title of first lady probably evolved from the time of Martha Washington—she was referred to as Lady Washington by the soldiers fighting under her husband General George Washington. She took such an active interest in their well-being and was so revered for her benevolence that the revolutionaries ironically took it upon themselves to title her. That was resumed once Washington became president.
First Ladies: Private Lives, Public Image
First Ladies: Influence & Image
The First Lady has emerged as an institution of great influence. In the country of democracy and freedom par excellence , half of the population, as it were, has been excluded from electoral rolls. In reality, female representation has been one of the great weaknesses of the American government, not to mention the whole body politic in the history of the Republic Despite undeniable progress, especially in the last forty years, female leaders remain a minority in the country. The three women who have held the post of state secretaries Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Clinton in the last three administrations and the former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remain exceptions to the rule. Most important posts, at federal, state and local levels still keep a strong male tonality. In many respects, the First Ladies of the nation, as they are commonly known, can be counted among the most prominent American public figures.
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There is no formal training, no job description or specific classes to prepare a woman for this role. Each woman has both the ability and the freedom to make the role her own and craft it as she sees fit. Technically, because they are unelected and unpaid, they do not have to do anything. However, they take on the position like it was their job. Keep in mind, none of this happened over night.
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Each episode originally aired live and looked at the life and times of one or more of the First Ladies of the United States. C-SPAN has archived all video from the series to its website. Farkas and Och spoke with historians, archivists and curators. The live broadcasts included commentary from in-studio historians, journalists and experts, as well as calls and interaction from viewers and social media users, and pre-recorded on-location footage at historical sites of significance to the featured first lady. As the second season moved into modern times, the broadcasts included audio and video of the women. The series aimed to underscore how the presidents' wives—who were respectively fashion icons, advocates for their husbands, advisors and champions of their own causes—impacted political, social and White House history.