Table of contents for American first ladies / editor, Robert P. Watson.


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Introduction  ....................................  1
Martha Washington .. ............ . .............  9
Abigail Adams ................... .............19
Martha Jefferson and Patsy Jefferson Randolph.   ..................  28
Iolley  M adison.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
Elizabeth Monroe   ................... ..............44
Louisa Adams  ................... ...............  49
Rachel Jackson  . .. . . . . . . .. . ....... . . . . . . . . . . ....  54
Hannah Van Buren and Angelica Singleton Van Buren .. ........... .. 60
Anna Harrison ................... ...............  65
Letitia Tyler ................................... 72
Julia Tyler ................... ................. 77
Sarah Polk  ................................... 83
Margaret Taylor. .................................92
Abigail Fillmore ......... .. ...................98
Jane Pierce ............................ ...... 103
H arriet  Lane.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  108
Mary Lincoln  ......... ......................  113
Eliza  Johnson  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  120
Julia Grant  ..................................... . 125
Lucy Hayes  ................... ................ 132
Lucretia Garfield. ................................  144
Ellen  Arthur.   . . . . . . . ...........................  149
Frances Cleveland ................... .............  154
Caroline Harrison  ................... .............  160
Ida McKinley ................................. . 167
Edith Roosevelt   ................... .   ........... .  176
H elen   Taft.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..   183
Ellen  W ilson.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...  190
Edith Wilson  ................................ . 197
Florence Harding .. ......... ................  204
Grace Coolidge ................... ............. . 211
Lou Hoover . .................. ................217
Eleanor Roosevelt   ................................ 224
Bess Truman  .................................. 236
Mamie  Eisenhower.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  243
Jacqueline Kennedy  .................... ............ 250
Lady Bird Johnson   ................... ............ .259
Pat Nixon  . ................ ..................268
Betty  Ford.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... 278
Rosalynn Carter . ............................... .287
Nancy  Reagan  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . .   298
Barbara  Bush  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   308
Hillary Rodham Clinton  ............................. .  317
Laura Bush ................................... 327
Presidential Partners   ................... ...........  332
White House Manager ................... .......... 341
Nation's Social Hostess ..............................  349
First Ladies and Social Causes  ................... .......  357
First Ladies and Presidential Campaigns .. ............... ....  366
First Ladies and Policy Issues   ................... .......  375
First Ladies and Legislative Activism  .. ................ ....  386
Family Life in the White House  .... ............... ......  394
Other White House Hostesses ...........................  404
Chronological List of First Ladies .................. ........  413
Chronological List of Presidents   ................... ......  415
Libraries, Museums, Historic Sites, and World Wide Web Sites ........... 417
Bibliography.  ................. ............... ..427
Index .............. ...III