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The Mentelles : Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the immigrant family who educated Antebellum Kentucky

Author: Randolph Runyon
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Though they were not, as Charlotte claimed, refugees from the French Revolution, Augustus Waldemar and Charlotte Victoire Mentelle undoubtedly felt like exiles in their adopted hometown of Lexington, Kentucky?a settlement that was still a frontier town when they arrived in 1798. Through the years, the cultured Parisian couple often reinvented themselves out of necessity, but their most famous venture was Mentelle's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Augustus Waldemar Mentelle; Charlotte Victoire Mentelle; Mary Todd Lincoln; Henry Clay; Henry Clay; Mary Todd Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randolph Runyon
ISBN: 9780813175386 0813175380
OCLC Number: 1020298310
Notes: Subtitle at bottom of data view title page: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the immigrant family who educated Antebellum Kentucky.
Description: 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1 The Reluctant Immigrant; 2 Penniless in Philadelphia; 3 Buckskin and Lace; 4 Terror and Delay; 5 Charlatans and Presbyterians; 6 Writing Between the Lines; 7 Friends in High Places; 8 The Eagle Creek Venture; 9 The More We See This Country; 10 An Argument en famille; 11 Curious, Elegant, and Useful Articles; 12 The Devil by the Tail; 13 A Most Worthy Family; 14 The Effect of a Youthful Frolic; 15 Rarely Equaled, Never Excelled; 16 Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Randolph Paul Runyon.

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Drawing on newly translated materials and previously overlooked primary sources, Randolph Paul Runyon explores the life and times of the important but understudied pair in this intriguing dual  Read more...

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""Runyon's work is an excellent social history in that it studies the impact of ordinary people on otherwise extraordinary ones."" -- Mark A. Neels, Journal of Southern History

 
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