Eleanor And Franklin: Women and the New Deal

Image Credit: Image: FDR Presidential Library

Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA

01752 585050

Tuesday 20 November 2018
19:00 - 20:30
Admission Fee: £6/£4.20/Friends free, UoP students free via SPiA

As a pioneering First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt broke the mould of President's wives. She broadcast on the radio, wrote a newspaper column, travelled endlessly and spoke out fearlessly in defence of liberal and humanitarian issues. This lecture examines Eleanor's role as part of a remarkable network of female reformers in the New Deal which exerted an unprecedented influence over American policy and politics that would not be matched until the 1970s.

Prof Tony Badger teaches American History at Northumbria University and has occupied senior roles at the University of Cambridge. He has published widely and is President of the Historical Association.


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