The relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and her mother-in-law Sara Delano is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the Roosevelt saga. In this episode I hope to clear the fog a bit, and illuminate the truths of this complex relationship.
This episode was researched and written by me, Micah Cummins, and Stefania Dzhanamova. The show’s script was fact-checked and edited by Stefania Dzhanamova.
Books used for the writing of this episode:
- Sara and Eleanor: The Story of Sara Delano Roosevelt and Her Daughter-in-law Eleanor Roosevelt by Jan Pottker
- The Roosevelts: An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward
- Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Marc Peyser and Timothy D. Dwyer