Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
 
 

Women

 - 1 item found in your search
Biography & Autobiography:Women

Click on Title to view full description

 
Jessie Benton Fremont: A Biography., Pamela Herr.
1 Pamela Herr. Jessie Benton Fremont: A Biography.
New York: Franklin Watts, 1987 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION, first printing. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (xvi), 496 pp. Frontispiece, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled brown cloth spine, white paper boards, pictorial dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Gift inscription from "Dove," November 21, 1987 on front free end-paper. Fine. Jessie Benton Fremont (1824-1902) was the daughter of the powerful U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton, and wife to John Charles Fremont. Outside of her relationships with these powerful men, Jessie herself was a powerful player in American politics and culture in the nineteenth century. She helped her husband write his famous travel reports which inspired so many to move West in the quest of Manifest Destiny, and during the Civil War she was his chief aide when he served as a General for the Union. Her prominence in the political sphere lent momentum to both the anti-slavery and the suffragette movements. When John Fremont's fortune and public reputation both failed, she supported their family with her own writing. This is the first full-scale modern biography of this important woman. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@johnhowellforbooks.com
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie