The Letters of Jessie Benton Frémont

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University of Illinois Press, 1993 - 595 من الصفحات
Bold, talented, and ambitious, Jessie Benton Fremont 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 Charles Fremont - 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 woman, 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.
In The Letters of Jessie Benton Fremont, Pamela Herr and Mary Lee Spence create a compelling portrait of this remarkable woman. They supplement their collection of 271 fully annotated letters, selected from 800 they uncovered, with an elegant introduction and seven authoritative chapter essays that elucidate the significant periods of her life.
The correspondents range from intimate friends like Elizabeth Blair Lee to public figures like Horace Greeley, Abraham Lincoln, Dorothea Dix, John Greenleaf Whittier, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, William T. Sherman, and Theodore Roosevelt.
Readers interested in women's studies, the westward movement, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age will find a rich source in The Letters of Jessie Benton Fremont.
 

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The favorite child of powerful Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri and the wife of the explorer, presidential candidate, and Civil War general John Fremont, Jessie Benton Fremont was one of the ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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AN OVERVIEW
xvii
EDITORIAL PROCEDURES
xxxi
To Elizabeth Blair Lee November 27 1855 78
27
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
63
To Elizabeth Blair Lee December 7 1855
79
To Elizabeth Blair Lee JanuaryFebruary 1856
86
To Elizabeth Blair Lee March 8 1856
93
To Elizabeth Blair Lee April 25 1856
99
To John Bigelow July 7 1856
114
To Lydia Maria Child late JulyAugust 1856
121
To Elizabeth Blair Lee August 14 1856
128
To Elizabeth Blair Lee August 20 1856
130
To Elizabeth Blair Lee November 18 1856
143
To Elizabeth Blair Lee June 2 1857
157
To John Charles Frémont September 23 1857
171
LAS MARIPOSAS AND SAN FRANCISCO
187

To Elizabeth Blair Lee April 29 1856
101
To Charles Upham June 12 1856
107

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