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The Resource Informal ambassadors : American women, transatlantic marriages, and Anglo-American relations, 1865-1945, Dana Cooper

Informal ambassadors : American women, transatlantic marriages, and Anglo-American relations, 1865-1945, Dana Cooper

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Informal ambassadors : American women, transatlantic marriages, and Anglo-American relations, 1865-1945
Title
Informal ambassadors
Title remainder
American women, transatlantic marriages, and Anglo-American relations, 1865-1945
Statement of responsibility
Dana Cooper
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From 1865 to 1945, a number of prominent marriages united American heiresses and members of the British aristocracy. In Informal Ambassadors, author Dana Cooper examines the lives and marriages of the American-born, British-wed Lady Jennie Jerome Churchill, Mary Endicott Chamberlain, Vicereine Mary Leiter Curzon, Duchess Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, and Lady Nancy Astor. This cohort of women surprised their families both British and American by exhibiting an extraordinary degree of agency in a period that placed women solidly outside the boundaries of politics and diplomacy. Without the formal title of diplomat or membership in Parliament, these women nonetheless exerted significant influence in the male-dominated arena of foreign affairs and international politics. As the wives of leading members of the British aristocracy, they had uncompromised and unlimited access to the eyes and ears of individuals at the highest level in Great Britain the very decision makers who formulated and implemented foreign policy with their home country. Collectively and individually, these informal ambassadors worked to improve relations at the turn of the twentieth century, and by no coincidence, the United States and Great Britain began to view one another less as adversaries and more as allies. Combining diplomatic history with gender and women's history, Informal Ambasadors demonstrates not only that could women act as transnational envoys at a time when they could not apply for State Department employment but that they influenced Anglo-American relations to a degree never before considered by historians.--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, Dana
Dewey number
327.7304109/034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.G7
LC item number
C78 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New studies in U.S. foreign relations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politicians' spouses
  • Women
  • Women
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Americans
  • Politicians' spouses
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Americans
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • International relations
  • Politicians' spouses
  • Women
  • Great Britain
  • United States
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Informal ambassadors : American women, transatlantic marriages, and Anglo-American relations, 1865-1945, Dana Cooper
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: an extraordinary galaxy of American women -- Courting transatlantic marriages -- Amazon attache: Jennie Jerome Churchill -- Drawing room diplomat: Mary Endicott Chamberlain Carnegie -- Devoted mediator: Mary Leiter Curzon -- Elegant envoy: Consuelo Vanderbilt Marlborough Balsan -- Candid consul: Nancy Langhorne Shaw Astor -- The American invasion -- Conclusion: ambassadors by any name
Control code
864501809
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 259 pages
Isbn
9781606352144
Lccn
2013049035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)864501809
Label
Informal ambassadors : American women, transatlantic marriages, and Anglo-American relations, 1865-1945, Dana Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: an extraordinary galaxy of American women -- Courting transatlantic marriages -- Amazon attache: Jennie Jerome Churchill -- Drawing room diplomat: Mary Endicott Chamberlain Carnegie -- Devoted mediator: Mary Leiter Curzon -- Elegant envoy: Consuelo Vanderbilt Marlborough Balsan -- Candid consul: Nancy Langhorne Shaw Astor -- The American invasion -- Conclusion: ambassadors by any name
Control code
864501809
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 259 pages
Isbn
9781606352144
Lccn
2013049035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)864501809

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