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    DescriptionEleanor Roosevelt walked out of the White House more than the president's widow. As a nationally syndicated columnist, popular lecturer, author, party leader, and social activist, Roosevelt assured her friends that 'my voice will not be silent'. Vowing not to be a 'workless worker in a world of work', Roosevelt dedicated her unstinting energy to 'winning the peace'. The 410 documents in "The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, Volume 1: The Human Rights Years, 1945-1948", collected from 263 archives in 50 states and 9 nations, chronicle not only Roosevelt's impact on American politics and the United Nations, but also the serious treatment she received from those in power. They disclose the inner workings of Truman's first administration, the United Nations, and the major social and political movements of the postwar world. They also reveal the intense struggles Roosevelt's correspondents and advisors had confronting a war-scarred world, the conflicting advice they gave her, and the material Roosevelt reviewed and the people she consulted while determining her own course of action. Using a wide variety of material - letters, speeches, columns, debates, committee transcripts, telegrams, and diary entries - this first of five volumes presents a representative selection of the actions Eleanor Roosevelt took to define, implement, and promote human rights and the impact her work had at home and abroad. Readers may disagree over various decisions she made, language that she used, or the priorities she established. Yet her influence is unquestioned.

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    The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers: The Human Rights Years, 1945-1948 v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eleanor Roosevelt, Edited by Allida M. Black, Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1200
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,814 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813929248
    ISBN 10: 0813929245

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    60 b&w illustrations
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    University of Virginia Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2010
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    Author Information
    Allida Black, Research Professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee, the Center for New Deal Studies, and the National Coalition for History. Her publications include Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism, What I Hope to Leave Behind: The Essential Essays of Eleanor Roosevelt, and Courage in a Dangerous World: The Political Writings of Eleanor Roosevelt.
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    "Eleanor Roosevelt once asked, 'Where do human rights begin? In small places, close to home, so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination.' As the Chair of the United Nations commission drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt worked tirelessly from 1946 to 1948.... Through Volume I of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, we honor her work, her legacy, her timeless values and ideals, and her commitment to imagining a better future for all people. As you read through this volume, I hope her words will be a call to action." -- Hillary Rodham Clinton