A Road Scholar Program by Sharon Z. Alter
America’s First Ladies have never been without critics though some have been more beloved or more controversial than others. Dolley Madison in the War of 1812, Mary Todd Lincoln in the Civil War, and Edith Wilson in World War I all the share the spotlight of visibility, renown, and controversy as each coped with issues of war and support of the President. Join Sharon Alter as she compares and contrasts this fascinating topic in American history. Sharon Alter has taught history and political science for more than 30 years and is currently Professor Emerita of History & Political Science at William Rainey Harper College. She possesses an MA in History and is active in promoting the history of women and women in politics in the United States. She has won numerous awards for her teaching and research interests.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Julie Roberts, 630.896.0240 ext. 2306.