Prof. Catherine Allgor Lecture
"Queen of America: In search of the real Dolley Madison"
Date: 11/14/2012 - 5:00pm
Location: Jefferson Hall (Hotel C, West Range)
The University of Virginia Press and the Papers of James Madison invite you to hear acclaimed author Catherine Allgor speak on Dolley Madison and the "Vanishing Lady" who helped preserve her for history. In The Queen of America (August 2012; UVA Press), Catherine Allgor along with other Madison historians offers the annotated memoir of Dolley from her niece, Mary Cutts. The Cutts Memoirs not only tell us about Dolley Madison and political life of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but also about what it meant to be a Victorian lady who makes a bid to write history.
Queen of America: In search of the real Dolley Madison
Wednesday, November 14, 5:00-6:45 p.m., at Jefferson Hall (Hotel C, West Range) c
Sunday, November 18, 2:00 p.m., at Montpelier in Orange, VA (Grand Salon, Visitor's Center)
Catherine Allgor is a Professor of History and Presidential Chair at the University of California, Riverside, and is the author of A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation and Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government (Virginia).
Admission is free.