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The Resource Bringing down the Colonel : a sex scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "powerless" woman who took on Washington, Patricia Miller

Bringing down the Colonel : a sex scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "powerless" woman who took on Washington, Patricia Miller

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Bringing down the Colonel : a sex scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "powerless" woman who took on Washington
Title
Bringing down the Colonel
Title remainder
a sex scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "powerless" woman who took on Washington
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of the 1890s scandal in which a young woman named Madeline Pollard sued congressman William Campbell Preston Breckenridge for breach of promise. Pollard won the suit, and the mystery of who helped her pay the extravagant legal expenses in order to bring Breckinridge down illuminates a shift in the sexual politics of the Victorian era"--
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1964-
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Miller, Patricia
Dewey number
973.8092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pollard, Madeline
  • Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston
  • Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston
  • Sex scandals
  • Scandals
  • Scandals
  • Sex scandals
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / Women
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Label
Bringing down the Colonel : a sex scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "powerless" woman who took on Washington, Patricia Miller
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-348) and index
Contents
Gold to be made -- A bright and brainy woman -- A bastard catch'd -- The left-hand road -- The Wanton widow -- Not so easily handled -- What shall we do with our daughters? -- For the likes of me -- The needle, the school room, and the store -- A house of mercy -- Miss Pollard's ruin in Lexington -- Somebody's daughter -- A man of passion -- Hindered, not ruined -- The front parlor and the back gate -- The cavalier and the puritans -- Refusing to behave -- Redemption
Control code
on1050144218
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374252663
Lccn
2018016403
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1050144218
Label
Bringing down the Colonel : a sex scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "powerless" woman who took on Washington, Patricia Miller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-348) and index
Contents
Gold to be made -- A bright and brainy woman -- A bastard catch'd -- The left-hand road -- The Wanton widow -- Not so easily handled -- What shall we do with our daughters? -- For the likes of me -- The needle, the school room, and the store -- A house of mercy -- Miss Pollard's ruin in Lexington -- Somebody's daughter -- A man of passion -- Hindered, not ruined -- The front parlor and the back gate -- The cavalier and the puritans -- Refusing to behave -- Redemption
Control code
on1050144218
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374252663
Lccn
2018016403
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1050144218

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