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Eleanor: First of the First Ladies

By H.W. Brands
11/4/2015 • Politics, Videos

Civil rights was Eleanor Roosevelt’s cause, but Franklin Delano Roosevelt prioritized economic rights. Nonetheless, Eleanor’s independent advocacy distinguishes her as First of the First Ladies.

Aside from being a stellar speaker, presidential historian HW Brands is a bestselling author of two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

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