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The Resource The three Graces of Val-Kill : Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the place they made their own, Emily Herring Wilson

The three Graces of Val-Kill : Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the place they made their own, Emily Herring Wilson

Label
The three Graces of Val-Kill : Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the place they made their own
Title
The three Graces of Val-Kill
Title remainder
Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the place they made their own
Statement of responsibility
Emily Herring Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Three Graces of Val-Kill changes the way we think about Eleanor Roosevelt. Wilson examines what she calls the most formative period in Roosevelt's life, from 1922 to 1936, when she cultivated an intimate friendship with Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook, who helped her build a cottage on the Val-Kill Creek in Hyde Park on the Roosevelt family land. In the early years, the three women--the three graces, - as Franklin Delano Roosevelt called them--were nearly inseparable and forged a female-centered community for each other, for family, and for New York's progressive women. Examining this network of close female friends gives readers a more comprehensive picture of the Roosevelts and Eleanor's burgeoning independence in the years that marked Franklin's rise to power in politics. Wilson takes care to show all the nuances and complexities of the women's relationship, which blended the political with the personal. Val-Kill was not only home to Eleanor Roosevelt but also a crucial part of how she became one of the most admired American political figures of the twentieth century. In Wilson's telling, she emerges out of the shadows of monumental histories and documentaries as a woman in search of herself." -- provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Emily Herring
Dewey number
305.4209747
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E807.1.R48
LC item number
W473 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Dickerman, Marion
  • Cook, Nancy
  • Val-Kill Industries
  • Female friendship
  • Feminism
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (N.Y.)
Label
The three Graces of Val-Kill : Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the place they made their own, Emily Herring Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Hudson River Valley -- New York City and the new woman -- The decision to build the cottage -- The family vacation -- The love nest -- The way they lived -- Val-Kill as refuge -- A gift for friendship -- It's up to the women -- Val-Kill industries -- The Todhunter school -- The white house -- Arthurdale -- Change comes to Val-Kill -- Drifting apart and a tragic talk -- An exchange of letters -- Missing evidence -- After the storm
Control code
ocn982092680
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781469635835
Lccn
2017015854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027410209
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781469635835
  • (OCoLC)982092680
Label
The three Graces of Val-Kill : Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the place they made their own, Emily Herring Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Hudson River Valley -- New York City and the new woman -- The decision to build the cottage -- The family vacation -- The love nest -- The way they lived -- Val-Kill as refuge -- A gift for friendship -- It's up to the women -- Val-Kill industries -- The Todhunter school -- The white house -- Arthurdale -- Change comes to Val-Kill -- Drifting apart and a tragic talk -- An exchange of letters -- Missing evidence -- After the storm
Control code
ocn982092680
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781469635835
Lccn
2017015854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027410209
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781469635835
  • (OCoLC)982092680

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