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Jessie Benton Fremont: A Biography., Pamela Herr.

Author Name    Pamela Herr.

Title   Jessie Benton Fremont: A Biography.

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Used: Like New

Type   Hardcover

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York: Franklin Watts, 1987

Seller ID   GY815-257

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.

Jessie Benton Fremont A Biography, Pamela Herr, United States History, Western Americana

Price = 20.00 USD

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