Courage in A Dangerous World

Courage in A Dangerous World

The Political Writings of Eleanor Roosevelt

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of writings

Columbia Univ Pr
Dozens of books have been written about Eleanor Roosevelt, but her own writings are largely confined to the Roosevelt archives in Hyde Park. Courage in a Dangerous World allows her own voice again to be heard. Noted Eleanor Roosevelt scholar Allida M. Black has gathered more than two hundred columns, articles, essays, and speeches culled from archives whose pages number in the millions, tracing her development from timorous columnist to one of liberalism's most outspoken leaders.

From "My Day" newspaper columns about Marian Anderson and excerpts from Moral Basis of Democracy and This Troubled World to speeches and articles on the Holocaust and McCarthyism, this anthology provides readers with the tools to reconstruct the politics of a woman who redefined American liberalism and democratic reform. Arranged chronologically and by topic, the volume covers the New Deal years, the White House years, World War II at home and abroad, the United Nations and human rights, the Cold War, the civil rights movement, the resurgence of feminism, and much more. In addition, the collection features excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt's correspondence with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Adlai Stevenson, J. Edgar Hoover, John F. Kennedy, and ordinary Americans.

The volume features a collection of 30 rare photographs. A comprehensive bibliography of Eleanor Roosevelt's articles serves as a valuable resource, providing a link to the issues she held dear, many of which are still hotly debated today.

More than two hundred columns, articles, essays, speeches, and letters, tracing ER's development from timorous columnist to one of liberalism's most eloquent and outspoken leaders. FromMy Day columns on Marian Anderson, excerpts from Moral Basis of Democracy andThis Troubled World, to speeches and articles on the Holocaust and McCarthyism.



Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c1999
ISBN: 9780231111812
0231111819
9780231111805
0231111800
Branch Call Number: 973.917 ROO
Characteristics: xiv, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Black, Allida M. (Allida Mae), 1952-

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