Catherine Allgor

A professor of history at the University of California–Riverside, Catherine Allgor has received the George Washington Egleston Prize, the Lerner-Scott Prize, and the James H. Broussard First Book Prize for Parlor Politics. She was awarded a Bunting Fellowship for her work on Dolley Madison.


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A Perfect Union by Catherine Allgor--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Catherine Allgor's book A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation. An extraordinary American comes to life in this vivid, incisive portrait of the early days of the republic—and the birth of modern politics. When the roar of the Revolution had finally died down, a new generation of American politicians was summoned to the Potomac to assemble the nation's newly minted capital.

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A Perfect Union

Catherine Allgor
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“Delightful and discerning . . . In this evocative study a remarkable woman, creator of the ‘first lady’ role, comes vividly to life.”—The New York...


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