Jill Abraham Hummer lecture
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Join us as Jill Abraham Hummer discusses her new book, First Ladies and American Women. In this engaging book, Hummer explores how background, personality, ambitions, and her respective relationship to the president shaped each first lady’s response to women in society and to the broader political context in which each administration functioned – and how, in turn, these singular responses reflect the changing role of women in American society over nearly a century. Dr. Hummer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Wilson College, focuses her research on women and the presidency, and in particular, American first ladies.
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