The Three Graces of Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the Place They Made Their Own

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The Three Graces of Val-Kill

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT,
MARION DICKERMAN, AND
NANCY COOK IN THE PLACE
THEY MADE THEIR OWN

Emily Herring Wilson

THE UNIVERSITY OF
NORTH CAROLINA PRESS

Chapel Hill

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Prologue 1
  • 1- The Hudson River Valley 4
  • 2- New York City and the New Woman 15
  • 3- The Decision to Build the Cottage 33
  • 4- The Family Vacation 36
  • 5- The Love Nest 46
  • 6- The Way They Lived 61
  • 7- Val-Kill as Refuge 68
  • 8- A Gift for Friendship 72
  • 9- It’s Up to the Women 103
  • 10- Val-Kill Industries 112
  • 11- The Todhunter School 120
  • 12- The White House 125
  • 13- Arthurdale 136
  • 14- Change Comes to Val-Kill 141
  • 15- Drifting Apart and a Tragic Talk 145
  • 16- An Exchange of Letters 152
  • 17- Missing Evidence 157
  • 18- After the Storm 162
  • Epilogue 174
  • Acknowledgments 179
  • Timeline 187
  • Notes 191
  • Selected Bibliography 203
  • Index 209
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