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HIST 387: First Ladies in U.S. History

(Cross-listed with POL S, WGS). Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.


Evolution of the role and office of the First Lady in U.S. history, including her political activism, social impact, and international influence. Analysis of the authority, intersectionality, and agency of First Ladies in the aggregate and exploration of how individual First Ladies have interpreted and adapted this unique public position.