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The letters of Jessie Benton Frémont

Autor: Jessie Benton Frémont; Pamela Herr; Mary Lee Spence
Editora: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1993.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Biografia : Publicação de governo estadual ou província : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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Bold, talented, and ambitious, Jessie Benton Frémont was one of Victorian America's most controversial women. As the daughter of powerful Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri and the wife of John C. Frémont- western explorer, presidential candidate, and Civil War general- she not only witnessed but struggled to influence many of the major events of her time. Despite the restrictions she faced as a women, she  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Pessoa Denominada: Jessie Benton Frémont; John Charles Frémont; Jessie Benton Frémont; John Charles Frémont; Jessie Benton Frémont; John Charles Frémont
Tipo de Material: Biografia, Publicação do governo, Publicação de governo estadual ou província
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Jessie Benton Frémont; Pamela Herr; Mary Lee Spence
ISBN: 0252019423 9780252019425
Número OCLC: 25317419
Descrição: xxxii, 595 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Outros Títulos: Correspondence.
Responsabilidade: edited by Pamela Herr and Mary Lee Spence.

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Bold, talented, and ambitious, Jessie Benton Frémont was one of Victorian America's most controversial women. As the daughter of powerful Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri and the wife of John C. Frémont- western explorer, presidential candidate, and Civil War general- she not only witnessed but struggled to influence many of the major events of her time. Despite the restrictions she faced as a women, she managed to carve out a vital role for herself as a writer, dedicated abolitionist, and "secretary and other self" to her mercurial husband. She collaborated on his best-selling exploration reports, served as his behind-the-scenes political advisor and chief Civil War aide, and worked as a lobbyist for Arizona mining interests. The authors create a compelling portrait of this remarkable woman. -- from book jacket.

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