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Lindbergh, Anne Morrow

  • By: Rebecca Tolley-Stokes
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Upon marrying the most famous man in the world, Charles A. Lindbergh, every aspect of Anne Morrow's life was scrutinized by the press, especially after the “crime of the century”: the kidnapping, ransom, and death of their first son, Charles. Like many women of her class, Lindbergh struggled with the dual desires of balancing her professional and personal life. A noted diarist and essayist, Lindbergh accompanied her spouse, an aviation pioneer, on many flights and documented their exploits in her fiction and nonfiction.

She was born in Englewood, New Jersey, to Dwight Morrow and Elizabeth Cutter on June 22, 1906. Morrow was a businessman connected to J. P. Morgan and later became a U.S. Senator, while Anne's mother was an activist and poet. Anne spent most ...

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