First Ladies Jane Pierce and Harriet Lane
Ann Covell and Feather Schwartz Foster talked about the life and influence of first ladies Jane Pierce and Harriet Lane. They… read more
Ann Covell and Feather Schwartz Foster talked about the life and influence of first ladies Jane Pierce and Harriet Lane. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the extent of mourning in which Mrs. Pierce was plunged by the death of her only remaining son on the way to the inauguration which she had never wanted and the great popularity and influence of Harriet Lane, the niece of President James Buchanan, the only bachelor American president.
Video was shown from the Aiken House in Andover, Mass.; the New Hampshire Historical Society, the Pierce Manse, and the grave site in Concord, N.H.; and President James Buchanan’s Wheatland near Lancaster, Pa.
This was the eighth episode 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
- Foster, Feather Schwartz Author
- Wallner, Peter A. Author
- Walton, Jennifer Assistant Director President James Buchanan's Wheatland
- Woodhead, Joan President Pierce Brigade
- Swain, Susan Host C-SPAN
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