The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia

The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia

Book - 2001
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Perhaps the most important woman in 20th century America, Eleanor Roosevelt fascinates scholar and layperson alike. This exciting encyclopedia brings together basic information illuminating her complex career and making the interaction between her private and public lives accessible to scholars, students, and the general public. Written by scholars--including the most eminent Eleanor Roosevelt and New Deal scholars--journalists, and those who knew her, the 200 plus entries in this book provide easy access to material showing how Eleanor Roosevelt changed the First Lady's role in politics, widened opportunities for women, became a liberal leader during the Cold War era, and served as a guiding spirit at the United Nations. A unique resource, the book provides an introduction to American history through the vantage point of a woman who both represented her times and moved beyond them.

Greenwood Pub Group
Illuminates Eleanor Roosevelt's multifaceted life, career, and relationships.

Book News
An introduction to Eleanor Roosevelt's life and career that synthesizes information on her various roles in six main areas: as wife and mother, first lady, humanitarian, diplomat, public communicator, and symbol of the changing position of women in the 20th century. Topics were chosen on the basis of recommendations from scholars and staff at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY. The editors intend the book to provide an overview for anyone looking for information on Eleanor Roosevelt's connection with a specific topic, person, or geographic locale before going on to other sources for deeper study. A chronology of Roosevelt's life opens the work; essays on individuals, organizations, events, issues, places, and activities are arranged alphabetically, with a brief bibliography after each article. The 153 contributors include journalists; academics specializing in history, political science, or women's studies; family members; and former assistants to Roosevelt. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780313301810
Branch Call Number: REF 973.917 ROOSE ELEAN
Characteristics: xxviii, 628 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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