New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2006. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 493,  pages. Illustrated endpaper. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Catherine Allgor (born 26 November 1958) is an American historian and bestselling author. She specializes in biographies of American First Ladies. Allgor is a professor of history at UC Riverside. She has also taught at Claremont McKenna College, Harvard University, and Simmons College. She has served as President of Massachusetts Historical Society. Allgor has also served as the Nadine and Robert Skotheim Director of Education at the Huntington Library. She is a leading historian and has created and taught numerous courses in women’s history, American history, history of race, slavery, and political history at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is known for her scholarly work on Dolley Madison and Louisa Catherine Adams, among others. Her political biography, A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation, was a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize.
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