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Encore Booknotes: Jean Baker, "The Stevensons: A Biography of an American Family"

Jean Baker

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In "The Stevensons," Jean Baker traces the history of four generations of the Stevenson family from Illinois. Prof. Baker describes the family's Scottish-Irish roots, and details the lives and careers of several family members that went into politics, including Grover Cleveland's Vice-President, Adlai Stevenson, and two-time Democratic presidential candidate and former Illinois governor, Adlai Stevenson II.

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Jean Baker

Jean Baker has been a professor in the Goucher College History Department in Baltimore, Maryland since 1970. She is the author of "Maryland: A History of Its People," "Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography," and edited "Votes for Women: The Women Suffrage Battle Revisited."
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Encore Booknotes: Jean Baker, "The Stevensons:  A Biography of an American Family"

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  • Saturday, December 20th at 6pm (ET)
  • Saturday, September 15th at 6pm (ET)
  • Saturday, February 11th at 7:02pm (ET)
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