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Author Denton, Sally.

Title Passion and principle : John and Jessie Fremont, the couple whose power, politics, and love shaped nineteenth-century America / Sally Denton.

Imprint New York : Bloomsbury, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  978.02 F886Bd 2007    ---  Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description xiii, 460 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [428]-440) and index.
Summary She was the daughter of powerful Missouri politician Thomas Hart Benton and was a savvy political operator who played confidante and advisor to the inner circle of the highest political powers in the country. He was a key figure in western exploration and California's first senator, and became the first presidential candidate for the Republican Party--and the first candidate to challenge slavery. Both shaped their times and were far ahead of it, but their story has never fully been told. Thanks in part to a deep-seated family quarrel between Jessie's father and the couple, John and Jessie were eclipsed and opposed by some of the most mythic characters of their era, not least Abraham Lincoln. Historian Sally Denton restores the reputations of John and Jessie and places them where they belong--at the center of our country's history.--From publisher description.
Contents John 1813-1840 -- Jessie 1824-1840 -- The pathfinder and his wife 1840-1844 -- Bear flag 1845-1848 -- Gold 1849-1855 -- Free speech, free soil, free men, Fremont 1855-1857 -- War 1857-1862 -- Retreat 1862-1902.
Subject Fremont, John Charles, 1813-1890.
Fremont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902.
Fremont, John Charles, 1813-1890 -- Marriage.
Explorers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Politicians -- United States -- Biography.
Women pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Politicians' spouses -- United States -- Biography.
Married people -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 1596910194 (alk. paper)
9781596910195 (alk. paper)
Standard No. YDXCP 2511751
AU@ 000041231334

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