Section 7: Book Reviews-Modern Reformers
This paper offers a review of J. WIlliam T. Youngs biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt: A Personal and Public Life. Youngs' biography covered Eleanor Roosevelt throughout her life: from her upbringing in NYC, her actions as first Lady of the United States, as well as Eleanor's work as a United Nations Delegate after FDR's passing. The review establishes how Youngs portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt's life as opposing spheres, the personal and the public. The paper describes Youngs' structure; the use of primary sources, imagery, and personal stories; and weaknesses in Youngs' scholarship in order to provide a comprehensive review.