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Emily Donelson Of Tennessee

Author : Pauline Wilcox Burke
ISBN : 1572331372
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 22.10 MB
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"Emily Donelson of Tennessee provides a fascinating chronicle of the social and political culture of Jacksonian America. Politicians and events in both Washington and Tennessee come alive in this book in large part because Pauline Burke's unique position as a descendent of the Donelson family enabled her to draw on a rich trove of oral history, letters, and journals." "Originally published in two volumes in 1941, this new, abridged edition of Emily Donelson of Tennessee is an engaging account of a woman who embraced traditional nineteenth-century gender roles. Additionally, the book highlights the author's own responses to the changing position of women in society."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The True Image

Author : Daniel W. Patterson
ISBN : 9780807837535
Genre : Social Science
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A thousand unique gravestones cluster around old Presbyterian churches in the piedmont of the two Carolinas and in central Pennsylvania. Most are the vulnerable legacy of three generations of the Bigham family, Scotch Irish stonecutters whose workshop near Charlotte created the earliest surviving art of British settlers in the region. In The True Image, Daniel Patterson documents the craftsmanship of this group and the current appearance of the stones. In two hundred of his photographs, he records these stones for future generations and compares their iconography and inscriptions with those of other early monuments in the United States, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Combining his reading of the stones with historical records, previous scholarship, and rich oral lore, Patterson throws new light on the complex culture and experience of the Scotch Irish in America. In so doing, he explores the bright and the dark sides of how they coped with challenges such as backwoods conditions, religious upheavals, war, political conflicts, slavery, and land speculation. He shows that headstones, resting quietly in old graveyards, can reveal fresh insights into the character and history of an influential immigrant group.
Category: Social Science

Martha Jefferson Randolph Daughter Of Monticello

Author : Cynthia A. Kierner
ISBN : 9780807882504
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As the oldest and favorite daughter of Thomas Jefferson, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836) was extremely well educated, traveled in the circles of presidents and aristocrats, and was known on two continents for her particular grace and sincerity. Yet, as mistress of a large household, she was not spared the tedium, frustration, and great sorrow that most women of her time faced. Though Patsy's name is familiar because of her famous father, Cynthia Kierner is the first historian to place Patsy at the center of her own story, taking readers into the largely ignored private spaces of the founding era. Randolph's life story reveals the privileges and limits of celebrity and shows that women were able to venture beyond their domestic roles in surprising ways. Following her mother's death, Patsy lived in Paris with her father and later served as hostess at the President's House and at Monticello. Her marriage to Thomas Mann Randolph, a member of Congress and governor of Virginia, was often troubled. She and her eleven children lived mostly at Monticello, greeting famous guests and debating issues ranging from a woman's place to slavery, religion, and democracy. And later, after her family's financial ruin, Patsy became a fixture in Washington society during Andrew Jackson's presidency. In this extraordinary biography, Kierner offers a unique look at American history from the perspective of this intelligent, tactfully assertive woman.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The President S Lady

Author : Irving Stone
ISBN : 9781418568337
Genre : History
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In this acclaimed biographical novel, Irving Stone brings to life the tender and poignant love story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson. "Beyond any doubt one of the great romances of all time." -- The Saturday Review of Literature
Category: History

The Human Tradition In Antebellum America

Author : Michael A. Morrison
ISBN : 0842028358
Genre : History
File Size : 52.92 MB
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Category: History

The First Ladies Of Jackson Van Buren And Harrison

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ISBN : 9780787740528
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In this packet, your students will find biographical sketches with detailed information, followed by questions for discussion and research. Students will learn interesting and relevant facts about these First Ladies, and will walk away with a new appreciation for the women that filled this role!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Companion To First Ladies

Author : Katherine A.S. Sibley
ISBN : 9781118732243
Genre : History
File Size : 40.80 MB
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This volume explores more than two centuries of literature on the First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, providing the first historiographical overview of these important women in U.S. history. Underlines the growing scholarly appreciation of the First Ladies and the evolution of the position since the 18th century Explores the impact of these women not only on White House responsibilities, but on elections, presidential policies, social causes, and in shaping their husbands’ legacies Brings the First Ladies into crisp historiographical focus, assessing how these women and their contributions have been perceived both in popular literature and scholarly debate Provides concise biographical treatments for each First Lady
Category: History

A Being So Gentle

Author : Patricia Brady
ISBN : 9780230115644
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The forty-year love affair between Rachel and Andrew Jackson parallels a tumultuous period in American history. Andrew Jackson was at the forefront of the American revolution—but he never could have made it without the support of his wife. Beautiful, charismatic, and generous, Rachel Jackson had the courage to go against the mores of her times in the name of love. As the wife of a great general in wartime, she often found herself running their plantation alone and, a true heroine, she took in and raised children orphaned by the war. Like many great love stories, this one ends tragically when Rachel dies only a few weeks after Andrew is elected president. He moved into the White House alone and never remarried. Andrew and Rachel Jackson's devotion to one another is inspiring, and here, in Patricia Brady's vivid prose, their story of love and loss comes to life for the first time.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Famous American Belles Of The Nineteenth Century

Author : Virginia Tatnall Peacock
ISBN : 1408663953
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Marriages Of Sumner County Tennessee 1787 1838

Author : Edythe Johns Rucker Whitley
ISBN : 9780806309224
Genre : Reference
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The marriages abstracted here derive instead from original bonds and unrecorded licenses found amongst loose papers in the Sumner County courthouse in Gallatin. As is customary in such publications, the marriages are arranged in alphabetical order by the surname of the groom. The bride-to-be, the date of the bond or license, and the names of ministers, witnesses, and bondsmen make up the balance of each entry. Virtually every entry gives the name of at least one bondsman (usually a relative), and all persons mentioned in the entry except the groom, minister, or J.P. are indexed.
Category: Reference