First Ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Catherine Adams
Richard Norton Smith, Daniel Preston, and Amanda Mathews talked about the life and influence of first ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa… read more
Richard Norton Smith, Daniel Preston, and Amanda Mathews talked about the life and influence of first ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Catherine Adams and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the refurbishing of the White House after it was burned, the ladies' experiences abroad, changes in the social and political role of the first lady, and the relationship between the first ladies.
Video clips were shown of the Blue Room from the documentary The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home. Video clips were shown of tours of the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library in Fredericksburg, Virginia; Ash Lawn-Highland, James Monore’s home in Charlottesville, Virginia; the Old House at Peacefield in Quincy, Massachusetts.
This was the fourth presentation in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.” close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Dennis Bigelow Historical Intrepreter Ash Lawn-Highland
- Scott H. Harris Director Monroe (James) Museum and Memorial Library
- Caroline Keinath Deputy Superintendent Adams National Historical Park
- Amanda Mathews Research Associate Massachusetts Historical Society->Adams Papers
- Daniel F. Preston Editor University of Mary Washington->Papers of James Monroe Project
- Richard Norton Smith Presidential Historian
- Susan Swain Host C-SPAN
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