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We Lost Our All

Michele Landis Dauber

in The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923482
eISBN:
9780226923505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923505.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines a random sample of letters to Eleanor Roosevelt, most of which asked Mrs. Roosevelt for help in the form of money or personal items such as clothing. These letters are examined ... More


A Woman’s New Deal

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith

in Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304862
eISBN:
9780199871537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304862.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Several developments, including the weakness of the Texas and National League of Women Voters, convinced Cunningham that middle-class women's voluntary organizations were unable to bring about ... More


The Foreign Office Establishes a Policy

A. W. BRAIN SIMPSON

in Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267897
eISBN:
9780191714115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267897.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter gives an account of the early years of the United Nations, when attempts were made to produce some form of international human rights instrument. It traces the abandonment of minority ... More


Knocking at the White House Door: Rose Schneiderman, Pauline Newman, and the Campaign for Labor Legislation, 1910–1945

Annelise Orleck

in Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and WoOrleck, Anneliserking-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635910
eISBN:
9781469635934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635910.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 made labor activists keenly aware of the need for regulatory labor legislation as well as strikes and street protests. This chapter traces the evolving ... More


New York City and the New Woman

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Eleanor Roosevelt's speech to the New York City Democratic women and her first meeting with Nancy Cook, which led to meeting Cook's partner, Marion Dickerman, their close ... More


The New Deal and Race Relations

Harvard Sitkoff

in Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125831
eISBN:
9780813135526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the New Deal and the relationship of Afro-Americans and the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt. The New Deal gave the blacks hope for a better life and better ... More


The White House

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

FDR's election was daunting to Eleanor, who feared giving up her newly acquired independence. Marion and Nancy helped moved her personal belongings into the White House, as they had helped move her ... More


Partisan Betrayals: A Bad Woman, Weak White Men, and the End of Their Party

Elizabeth Gillespie McRae

in Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190271718
eISBN:
9780190271749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271718.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During World War II, segregationist women focused their political efforts on the federal betrayal of white supremacist politics rather than black organizing. They began a long campaign against the ... More


A Gift for Friendship

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter quotes ER's wish to be remembered for her "gift of friendship" and describes friendship with Martha Van Rensselaer and Flora Rose at Cornell school of home economics; Molly Dewson, FDR's ... More


The Battle of the Refugees: Displaced Persons and the Making of the Cold-War West

Gerard Daniel Cohen

in In War's Wake: Europe's Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195399684
eISBN:
9780199918423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399684.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter examines the negotiations on displaced persons held in 1946 within various organs of the United Nations. Whereas the Soviet Union, Poland and Yugoslavia demanded the compulsory return of ... More


The Todhunter School

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1926 Eleanor and Marion purchased a private school for upper-class New York girls. Marion was principal and Eleanor became one of the most popular teachers, taking her students on field trips to ... More


An Exchange of Letters

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After the talk in August 1937 Eleanor writes long letters laying out her sense of having been insulted by Nancy and falls out with Marion over an incident having to do with Eleanor's brother Hall ... More


The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Emily Herring Wilson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Three Graces of Val-Kill changes the way we think about Eleanor Roosevelt. Emily Wilson examines what she calls the most formative period in Roosevelt's life, from 1922 to 1936, when she ... More


It’s Up to the Women

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Eleanor's advice to readers about how to manage their home lives and become public activists. Describes her own problems trying to please her mother-in-law and traveling with ... More


After the Storm

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The event that shook the world was FDR's death April 12, 1945. Eleanor hastily packed up and departed the White House, moving into her home at Val-Kill. On October 21 1947 Marion and Nancy sold ... More


Change Comes to Val-Kill

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Eleanor was spending more and more time away from Val-Kill, and Nancy Cook, especially, was worn out with travels to West Virginia, trying to keep Val-Kill afloat, and coping with all the visitors ... More


The Family Vacation

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the trip by automobile from Hyde Park to Roosevelt summer home on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, that Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook took with ... More


The love Nest

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

FDR supervises construction of Val-Kill cottage and Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook pay the bills. FDR inscribes library books to "the three graces" in "the love nest." They move ... More


Epilogue

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Eleanor Roosevelt and Nancy Cook after several years of declining health died within weeks of one another in 1962. Eleanor had kept active right up to the end. Nan was living in a nursing home in ... More


The Way They Lived

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The three women furnish their cottage and share it with friends, including Earl Miller. Sara Delano Roosevelt objects to the time ER spends at the cottage. One evening in the cottage Eleanor shares ... More


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