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Congratulations to Amy Greenberg!

Congratulations to Amy S. Greenberg, George Winfree Professor of American History, on her new book - Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk (Penguin Random House, Feb. 2019)!

Unique among First Ladies, Sarah Polk helped to manage President James K. Polk’s political career, shape foreign policy, and push for war with Mexico. Greenberg’s book is the first in-depth biography of Polk, a woman who exercised unprecedented political power for the antebellum era yet rejected the goals of the period’s leading feminists and women’s rights advocates.