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The Resource Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini

Label
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel
Title
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Chiaverini
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom's abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony. Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule. Jule guarded her mistress's closely held twin secrets: She had perilously poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that Jule became Julia's eyes to the world. And what a world it was, marked by gathering clouds of war. The Grants vowed never to be separated, but as Ulysses rose through the ranks-becoming general in chief of the Union Army-so did the stakes of their pact. During the war, Julia would travel, often in the company of Jule and the four Grant children, facing unreliable transportation and certain danger to be at her husband's side. Yet Julia and Jule saw two different wars. While Julia spoke out for women-Union and Confederate-she continued to hold Jule as a slave behind Union lines. Upon the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Jule claimed her freedom and rose to prominence as a businesswoman in her own right, taking the honorary title Madame. The two women's paths continued to cross throughout the Grants' White House years in Washington, DC, and later in New York City, the site of Grant's Tomb
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chiaverini, Jennifer
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grant, Julia Dent
  • African American women
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Female friendship
Label
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
386 p.
Isbn
9780525954293
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014027792
System control number
  • 144215
  • 774375
Label
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
386 p.
Isbn
9780525954293
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014027792
System control number
  • 144215
  • 774375

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