The Gilded Age of First Ladies

Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the private lives and public roles of the first ladies of the Gilded Age and how… read more

Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the private lives and public roles of the first ladies of the Gilded Age and how they contributed to the nation. He focused on Mary Lincoln, who was a polarizing figure in the press, Lucy Hayes, who was the first presidential spouse to have graduated from college, and Frances Cleveland, who married into the White House. Mr. Smith was interviewed by Bill Lacy and responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Mary and Her Sisters” was part of the 2014 Presidential Lecture Series, “The First Ladies: Intimate Sacrifice, Honored Post,” held by the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. close

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

People in this video

More People

Hosting Organization

More information about

The Gilded Age of First Ladies

380 Views
Program ID:
317807-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
First Aired:
Feb 17, 2014

Airing Details

  • Feb 17, 2014 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 17, 2014 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
Purchase a DVD or Download

The Gilded Age of First Ladies

  • DVD
    Length:
    00:59:41
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    00:59:41
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart