5,694Mar 11, 2013
First Lady Dolley Madison
Guests talked about the life and influence of First Lady Dolley Madison, focusing on her role in Washington society, her years as first lady (1809-1817), and activities in Washington after her ...
666Apr 19, 2012
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 questions from members of the audience at the Norfolk ...
641Mar 5, 2012
First Ladies Through American History
Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first ladies?” ...
777Oct 12, 2010
Women in the Early Republic
Professor Catherine Allgor lectured to her history class on the lives of women in the early republic. While the history of the period usually focuses on the actions of men and battlefields, the ...
367Jul 22, 2009
The Evolving Role of the First Lady
Participants spoke about the role of the first lady and how it had evolved as the nation changed during various eras. Among the topics addressed were the differing causes and projects ...