A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty.

First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty; Inscribed by Her to her Granddaughter Sara Delano Roosevelt

A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty.

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor [Mrs. Franklin D.


Item Number: 139001

New York: Dodge Publishing Company, 1935.

First edition of this early work by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Sara with love from her Grandma Eleanor Roosevelt Xmas 1935.” The recipient, Sara Delano Roosevelt was the first daughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s first son James Roosevelt and his wife Betsey Cushing Roosevelt. She notable taught at Sarah Lawrence College from 1982 to 2014, where she was the director of the Art of Teaching graduate program in early childhood and childhood education from 1985 through 2014. In near fine condition. A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty is one of the more uncommon books by Roosevelt, and one that is not often found signed or inscribed, especially with such a nice association.

Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political leader who used her influence as an active First Lady from 1933 to 1945 to promote the New Deal policies of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as taking a prominent role as an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, she continued to be an internationally prominent author and speaker for the New Deal coalition. She was a suffragist who worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women. In the 1940s, she was one of the co-founders of Freedom House and supported the formation of the United Nations. Eleanor Roosevelt founded the UN Association of the United States in 1943 to advance support for the formation of the UN. She was a delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1945 and 1952, a job for which she was appointed by President Harry S. Truman and confirmed by the United States Congress. During her time at the United Nations chaired the committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. President Truman called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.

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