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Fanny Kemble's civil wars

Author: Catherine Clinton
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A British stage star turned Georgia plantation mistress, Fanny Kemble is perhaps best known as America's most unlikely abolitionist, whose passionate writings against human bondage made her a heroine of the Union cause. Irrepressible in word and deed, Kemble captured the imaginations of many famous Americans of the antebellum era. Kemble's name became permanently linked to the issue of slavery when, in 1863, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Clinton, Catherine, 1952-
Fanny Kemble's civil wars.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000
(OCoLC)606332826
Named Person: Fanny Kemble; Fanny Kemble
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Clinton
ISBN: 0684844141 9780684844145
OCLC Number: 43859392
Description: 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Enter Fanny Kemble --
O Brave New World --
Not so somber airs --
Transatlantic currents --
The war over slavery --
Fighting for her rights --
Battle cries for freedom --
Lost causes --
Peace and remembrance.
Responsibility: Catherine Clinton.
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