The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt - Chapters 11-13 Summary & Analysis

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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Chapters 11-13 Summary and Analysis

While Franklin attends the 1920 Democratic convention in San Francisco, Eleanor takes the children to Campobello. She learns that he receives the vice-presidential nomination. This meant that Eleanor and the children had more campaign obligations to fulfill. Franklin resigned as assistant secretary of the Navy, and they closed their house in Washington. Eleanor settled the kids in school and went on a four-week campaign trip with Franklin. Staff members take the time to show Eleanor what is expected of a candidate's wife. Franklin loses the election and forms the law firm of Emmet, Marvin, and Roosevelt.

The Roosevelts move to New York following the election. Without the social life of Washington, Eleanor is somewhat bored. She takes cooking lessons and attends business school. She also becomes a board member of the League of Women Voters and works with Elizabeth Read. At this time Eleanor...

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