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The life and times of Martha Laurens Ramsay, 1759-1811

Author: Joanna Bowen Gillespie
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using Martha Laurens Ramsay's spiritual diary and correspondence, the author presents a look at the world of the daughter of Henry Laurens, president of the Continental Congress, and brother of John Laurens who "achieved legendary status for his military gallantry."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Martha Laurens Ramsay; Martha Laurens Ramsay
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Bowen Gillespie
ISBN: 1570033730 9781570033735
OCLC Number: 46343444
Description: xxviii, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: "Gladdening the heart of a father" --
"A wandering sheep, a prodigal daughter" --
"Grown quite a woman," a "true American woman" --
Republican marriage: the politics of matrimony (1787-1811) --
"Relative duties": women's proto-citizenship in the Constitutional era --
Slavery and silence --
1795: "Dark night of the soul" --
Filiopietism as citizenship, 1810 --
"Discontented with nothing but her heart."
Responsibility: Joanna Bowen Gillespie.
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