Participant Info

First Name
Mary Jo
Last Name
Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project
Website URL
Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, New Deal, World War II, Cold War, African American History (19th Century)
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Personal Info

About Me

I am an American historian who studies nineteenth and twentieth century American political, social, and cultural history. For 13 years (2002-2015) I was an associate editor at the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project which is based at George Washington University. Currently I am consulting editor to the project. In addition to my publications, I also work as a public historian for an international tourism group. My passion is connecting people with history in a compelling manner via the web, the printed page or in person.

Recent Publications

The White House Social Secretary: Collected Reflections, The Journal of White House History  (May 2018)

If You Ask Me: Essential Advice From Eleanor Roosevelt (forthcoming from Atria Press–a division of Simon & Schuster)  October 2018

Work in Progress:

Staying Aloof Is Not a Solution: The Timeless Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt (forthcoming from HarperCollins 2019)

A Political Odd Couple: Eleanor Roosevelt and Senator Arthur Vandenberg (The Capitol Dome, publication of the United States  Capitol Historical Society

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
American Presidents, Politics, Public History, Slavery, Women, World War II