Catherine Allgor on Dolley Madison
Catherine Allgor discussed how first lady Dolley Madison came to symbolize the new American democracy in the War of 1812. She responded to… read more
Catherine Allgor discussed how first lady Dolley Madison came to symbolize the new American democracy in the War of 1812. She responded to questions from members of the audience at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
“Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation” was an event of the OpSail 2012 Virginia 1812 Bicentennial Speaker Series, held in partnership with the U.S. Navy in commemoration of the War of 1812. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Allgor, Catherine Professor University of California, Riverside->History Department
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