Eleanor Roosevelt: “In Your Hands”

(1958)

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Eleanor Roosevelt was arguably the most active and outspoken of the nation’s first ladies, one who hurled herself into the national political arena and into international issues such as human rights. The more she observed the welter of events through which she lived, the more roles she assumed and the more articulate, more public, and more insistent her voice became. In the process, she used a wide variety of media, including print, radio, film, and television, to make her case,...