5,492Mar 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 ...
654Apr 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 ...
637Mar 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?” ...
770Oct 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 ...
359Jul 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 ...
133May 17, 2006
Book Discussion on A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison
Catherine Allgor talked about her book A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation, published by Henry Holt and Co. In her book, she discussed the role of ...
73Mar 24, 2001
Ms. Allgor and Mr. Mattern discussed 18th and 19th century women’s politics including the political lives of James and Dolley Madison and other politicians in ...
73Nov 14, 2000
The Coming of Age of the White House
As part of a symposium marking the 200th anniversary of the White House, historians and others spoke about the early history of the White House and its inhabitants. Among the topics addressed ...