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The Resource Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte : an American aristocrat in the early republic, Charlene M. Boyer Lewis

Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte : an American aristocrat in the early republic, Charlene M. Boyer Lewis

Label
Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte : an American aristocrat in the early republic
Title
Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
Title remainder
an American aristocrat in the early republic
Statement of responsibility
Charlene M. Boyer Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two centuries ago, Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte was one of the most famous women in America. Beautiful, scandalous, and outspoken, she had wed Napoleon's brother Jerome, borne his child, and seen the marriage annulled by the emperor himself. With her notorious behavior, dashing husband, and associations with European royalty, Elizabeth became one of America's first celebrities during a crucial moment in the nation's history. At the time of Elizabeth's fame, the United States had only recently gained its independence, and the character of American society and politics was not yet fully formed. Still concerned that their republican experiment might fail and that their society might become too much like that of monarchical Europe, many Americans feared the corrupting influence of European manners and ideas. Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte's imperial connections and aristocratic aspirations made her a central figure in these debates, with many, including members of Congress and the social elites of the day, regarding her as a threat. Appraising Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte's many identities--celebrity, aristocrat, independent woman, mother--Charlene M. Boyer Lewis shows how Madame Bonaparte, as she was known, exercised extraordinary social power at the center of the changing transatlantic world. In spite of the assumed threat that she posed to the new social and political order, Americans could not help being captivated by Elizabeth's style, beauty, and wit. She offered an alternative to the republican wife by pursuing a life of aristocratic dreams in the United States and Europe. Her story reminds us of the fragility of the American experiment in its infancy and, equally important, of the active role of women in the debates over society and culture in the early republic
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Cataloging source
AZU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Lewis, Charlene M. Boyer
Dewey number
  • 975.2/603092
  • B
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DC216.95.B629
LC item number
L49 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Bonaparte, Elizabeth Patterson
  • Bonaparte, Elizabeth Patterson
  • Bonaparte family
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • United States
  • Bonaparte, Elizabeth Patterson
  • Bonaparte family
  • HISTORY
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Civilization
  • Families
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Maryland
  • United States
Label
Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte : an American aristocrat in the early republic, Charlene M. Boyer Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue. "She Belongs to History"
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. "Nature Never Intended Me for Obscurity" Th e Celebrity
  • Chapter 2. "Th e Duchess of Baltimore" Th e Aristocrat
  • Chapter 3. "A Modern Philosophe" Th e Inde pendent Woman
  • Chapter 4. "Happiness for a Woman" Th e Femme d'Esprit
  • Chapter 5. "So Much Agitated About Th is Child's Destiny" Th e Mother and Daughter
Control code
824522191
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (277 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812244304
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812206531
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35dn67
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824522191
Label
Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte : an American aristocrat in the early republic, Charlene M. Boyer Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue. "She Belongs to History"
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. "Nature Never Intended Me for Obscurity" Th e Celebrity
  • Chapter 2. "Th e Duchess of Baltimore" Th e Aristocrat
  • Chapter 3. "A Modern Philosophe" Th e Inde pendent Woman
  • Chapter 4. "Happiness for a Woman" Th e Femme d'Esprit
  • Chapter 5. "So Much Agitated About Th is Child's Destiny" Th e Mother and Daughter
Control code
824522191
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (277 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812244304
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812206531
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35dn67
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824522191

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