First Ladies of the Republic
America’s first First Ladies―Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison―had the challenging task of playing a pivotal role in defining the nature of the American presidency to a fledgling nation and to the world. From their visions for the future of the burgeoning new nation and its political structure, to ideas about family life and matrimony, these three women had a profound influence on one another’s views as they created the new role of presidential spouse. Written by Jeanne Abrams. Paperback; 328 pages.