The Evolution of the Role and Office of the First Lady: The Movement Toward Integration with the White House Office

Eksterowicz, Anthony J.; Paynter, Kristen
October 2000
Social Science Journal;2000 Index Issue, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p547
Academic Journal
Examines the evolution of the role and office of the first lady in the United States. Integration with the White House office; Increasing influence and activism of first ladies; Growth of professionalization of the office of the first lady.


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