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An Immigrant Ancestry Hillary Clinton Shares with Ann Romney

This article is the latest in a series examining the unknown ancestries of First Ladies including Michelle Obama, Jacqueline Kennedy, Florence Harding, Eleanor Roosevelt and forthcoming ones on Edith Wilson, Pat Nixon, Eliza Johnson and Mamie Eisenhower. They can be… Read More ›

Blond Bigotry, Anti-Semitism & Why a Candidate’s Wife Fabricated Her Family

This article is part of an ongoing series about the racial, religious and ethnic identity of First Ladies, beginning with the recent discoveries about First Lady Michelle Obama and her ancestry from both an Irish immigrant family of Georgia slave-owners… Read More ›

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Mysteriously Missing Grandfather & was she part-Italian?

Despite her being born forty-five years before Jacqueline Kennedy, there is a similar pattern in the story of Eleanor Roosevelt‘s Irish immigrant¬†heritage. ¬†It illustrates less the shame of humble origin than how the power of incredible wealth can lead people… Read More ›

The Truth Behind the Cherry Blossoms: A First Lady’s Vision of Racial and Class Integration

On one aspect of the Washington Establishment, there is universal agreement. Everyone loves the cherry blossoms. Annually, the trees burst in various shades of pink around the Tidal Basin at West Potomac Park. Day-tripping Pennsylvania senior citizens, members of local… Read More ›

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