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A perfect union : Dolley Madison and the creation of the American nation

Author: Catherine Allgor
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers a portrait of the life of a remarkable American woman, profiling the seminal role played by Dolley Madison amid the turbulent and complex political, social, and cultural world of the early nineteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Dolley Madison; Dolley Madison; Dolley Madison; Dolley Madison; Dolley Madison
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Allgor
ISBN: 9780805073270 0805073272 9780805083002 0805083006
OCLC Number: 62290612
Description: x, 493 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: A note on names --
Prologue --
1. Mrs. Madison goes to Washington --
2. Meeting Madison --
3. Lady about town --
4. Social work --
5. The merry affair --
6. Portrait of a lady --
7. Sex, lies, and the election of 1808 --
8. Lady presidentess --
9. Presiding genius --
10. "The great centre of attraction" --
11. Family matters --
12. The Republican Queen --
13. Affairs to remember --
14. "Mr. Madison's war" --
15. Potomac phoenix --
16. To home and history --
17. Legacies --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Catherine Allgor.
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Offers a portrait of the life of a remarkable American woman, profiling the seminal role played by Dolley Madison amid the turbulent and complex political, social, and cultural world of the early nineteenth century.

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