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Beschreibung"Parlor Politics is a stimulating, lively, and subtle book that enlarges our understanding of how, in just half a century, Washington City became an important world capital."
- Alan Pell Crawford · Wall Street Journal
"For those whose knowledge of early Washington and its politics is in need of repair, Parlor Politics provides a fresh perspective and rich details- history at its most readable."
- Jeff Sharlet · Washington Post
"What Ms. Allgor's history suggests is that the nation that dares to criticize its first lady's fashion sense may be a very healthy one indeed."
- Emily Eakin · New York Times
"In this scholarly yet animated and thought-provoking analysis, Allgor presents her groundbreaking research on the critical role that women played in the early days of Washington politics.... Allgor... combines excellent research, which draws on primary archival material, with a flair for expressive writing."
- Publishers Weekly, *starred review
"An extraordinary piece of work, easily one of the most intellectually original and stylishly elegant first books I have ever read. Allgor's treatment of the role of women brings them into the center of the story of America's early political history and demonstrates that the republican values so central to the ideology of the post-Revolutionary era actually required the presence of women to permit the federal government to function. It's the kind of argument that seems utterly self-evident but in fact no one has made it before in anything like this persuasive way. Throughout the text, one encounters a truly lyrical presence, cajoling, whispering, taking us aside (as at an elegant dinner party) to talk interestingly about what the evidence means."
- Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation and American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
"Parlor Politics is an absolute gem of historical research and writing. Again and again-and yet again-it opens fresh views on the political culture of the early Republic. Moreover, its sprightly, sparkling prose will delight scholars and general readers alike."
- John Demos, Yale University, author of The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America
"Parlor Politics is cultural history at its best. Showing how style and substance merged into social power, Catherine Allgor has recovered the fascinating political role of women in the Washington of Jefferson and his successors."
- Joyce Appleby, author of Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans
PortraitCatherine Allgor, winner of dissertation awards from Yale University and the Organization of American Historians, is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside.
Untertitel: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government. 149:B&W 6. 14 x 9. 21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University of Virginia Press
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2002
Seitenanzahl: 312 Seiten