Book Discussion on Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady

Maurine Beasley recalls Eleanor Roosevelt’s years as first lady. The author details Mrs. Roosevelt’s ideological… read more

Maurine Beasley recalls Eleanor Roosevelt’s years as first lady. The author details Mrs. Roosevelt’s ideological background, her engagement in politics, and her transformation of the position of first lady, from one that was largely unacknowledged to prominent political actor. Ms. Beasley’s presentation in Ketcham Hall of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 2011, was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s noon Women’s History Month Book Signing Series. She showed slides during her talk and then responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. Ms. Stawser spoke from the audience about her relationship with Mrs. Roosevelt.  close

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  • Maurine H. Beasley Professor Emerita University of Maryland, College Park->Philip Merrill College of Journalism
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Book Discussion on Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 17, 2011
Last Aired:
Jul 2, 2011

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  • Apr 17, 2011 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 23, 2011 | 8:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • May 22, 2011 | 5:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Jul 02, 2011 | 12:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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