The Unconventional First Lady Of The Ragtime Era Analysis

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Anthony, Carl. Nellie Taft- The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era. HarperCollins Publishers Inc. 2005.’’ All throughout American history women have been oppressed and any women that pushed the norms were considered unorthodox. But in Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era by Carl Sferrazza Anthony it is shown how Nellie Taft really was unconventional, even by today's standards. Even through her hard times, she pushed through and became a stronger person. In this book, Anthony shows that Mrs.Taft was a strong-willed, ambitious woman who set high goals and achieved those goals. Carl Sferrazza Anthony is an author, historian, screenwriter, and journalist. He grew up in New York City but currently lives in Los Angeles. He graduated from George Washington University with his history and journalism B.A. Carl Sferrazza Anthony is the author of nine books, which includes this book, Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era and many more about presidential wives and families. According to Harper Collins Publishers, he is the nation's expert on the subject of presidential wives and families. The book Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era was published in 2005 and is about strong and unconventional First Lady. Around the time this book was written, the First Lady at the time, Hillary Clinton, was a strong political presence in the White House and they were both considered the firsts of a lot of things. Anthony’s thesis for Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of Ragtime is to show us the life and personality of Nellie Taft and how she made a lasting impact on America. He does this by using Nellies personal diaries, interviews, stories from her family, and other primary sources. Anthony pieced together many sources to write Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of Ragtime. His main source for Nellie Taft’s deep personal thoughts came from her personal diary. Along with her personal diary, he used other diaries, letters, and interview from that time. In the prologue, Nellie Taft is first introduced November 3rd, 1908 in the Taft mansion. It gives a brief look into Mrs. Taft's past and some history of the Taft mansion. Also, it shows a

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