The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt - Chapters 8-10 Summary & Analysis

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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Chapters 8-10 Summary and Analysis

In 1915, Eleanor accompanies Franklin and other government people to the World's Fair in San Francisco. Eleanor feels she is becoming more independent at this time due to her husband's frequent absences. She is still somewhat shy and feels ill at ease in public situations.

Europe at this time was fighting World War I. America was not yet involved but there were many debates about what role America should play. Eleanor was basically a pacifist at this time.

Chapter Nine opens with the birth of John Aspinwell, born in March, 1916. Eleanor and the children spend the summer at Campobello, with Franklin visiting when he could. They did not return until late September due to an epidemic of infantile paralysis. During this time, conditions in Europe worsened and Franklin is called back from Haiti. Preparations begin for U.S. entry into the war. The Roosevelts...

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