Her son had her committed. She said it was so he could get his hands on her money. Now, 130 years after this bitter and controversial drama, a trove of letters—long believed destroyed—sheds new light on it.
An Interview With the President and the First Lady
I was a writer on the staff of the Hunter College newspaper when Eleanor Roosevelt, completely alone, would stop by looking for someone to talk to.
An Interview with the President and the First Lady
First Ladies have been under fire ever since Albert Gallatin called Abigail Adams “Mrs. President”
Long-overlooked White House “Social Files” are revealing just how much power Presidents’ wives have had.
The ground rules have changed drastically since 1789. Abigail Adams, stifled in her time, would have loved being First Lady today.
The former First Lady looks back on the years with Lyndon and discusses her life today
Wilson's letters to Mary were frequent and intimate, but it would have been political suicide to marry a divorcee by the post-Victorian standards of the time
Eleanor Roosevelt thought the "young man from Massachusetts" was a fine senator, but too inexperienced to be President.
The courtship and fifty-four-year marriage of John and Abigail Adams was, despite separation and war and tragedy, a moving and highly literate love feast between two "Dearest Friends"
In her later years, Dolley was urbane and gracious, but ruined financially by her spendthrift son.