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American daughters : a novel / Piper Huguley.

Huguley, Piper, (author.).

"At the turn of the twentieth century, in a time of great change, two women--separated by societal status and culture but bound by their expected roles as the daughters of famed statesmen--forged a lifelong friendship. Portia Washington's father Booker T. Washington was formerly enslaved and spent his life championing the empowerment of Black Americans through his school, known popularly as Tuskegee Institute, as well as his political connections. Dedicated to her father's values, Portia contributed by teaching and performing spirituals and classical music. But a marriage to a controlling and jealous husband made fulfilling her dreams much more difficult. When Theodore Roosevelt assumed the presidency, his eldest daughter Alice Roosevelt joined him in the White House. To try to win her father's approval, she eagerly jumped in to help him succeed, but Alice's political savvy and nonconformist behavior alienated as well as intrigued his opponents and allies. When she married a congressman, she carved out her own agendas and continued espousing women's rights and progressive causes. Brought together in the wake of their fathers' friendship, these bright and fascinating women helped each other struggle through marriages, pregnancies, and political upheaval, supporting each other throughout their lives."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780063273702
  • ISBN: 0063273705
  • Physical Description: 355 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2024.
Subject: Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980 > Fiction.
Pittman, Portia Marshall Washington, 1883-1978 > Fiction.
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 > Family > Fiction.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 > Family > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Interracial friendship > United States > Fiction.
Children of presidents > United States > Fiction.
Women > United States > Social conditions > 20th century > Fiction.
United States > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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