The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, Volume 3


Volume 3, on which we are now working, picks up ER's story in 1953, shortly after she tendered her resignation from the United Nations and reentered life as a private citizen. “Private” though signaled no retreat from the public sphere she had toiled in so vigorously for the previous thirty years. Freer than she had been in decades to make political choices without reference to those of FDR’s White House or Truman’s State Department, her advocacy grew increasingly assertive in this period. Volume 3 follows ER as she took on McCarthy, critiqued Eisenhower's foreign policy, and continued her fight for human rights. While the staff at the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project continues to annotate, we invite you to see the selection of documents on which we're working. 

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