Passion and principle: John and Jessie Fre?mont, the couple whose power, politics, and love shaped nineteenth-century America

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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 most extraordinarily 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. Award-winning historian Sally Denton restores the reputations of John and Jessie and places them where they belong--at the center of our country's history.

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subject_facet Biographies, Explorers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography, Frémont, Jessie Benton, -- 1824-1902, Frémont, John Charles, -- 1813-1890, Frémont, John Charles, -- 1813-1890 -- Marriage, Generals -- United States -- Biography, Married people -- United States -- Biography, Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography, Politicians -- United States -- Biography, Politicians' spouses -- United States -- Biography, Women pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography
title_display Passion and principle : John and Jessie Fre?mont, the couple whose power, politics, and love shaped nineteenth-century America
title_full Passion and principle : John and Jessie Fre?mont, the couple whose power, politics, and love shaped nineteenth-century America / Sally Denton
title_short Passion and principle :
title_sub John and Jessie Fre?mont, the couple whose power, politics, and love shaped nineteenth-century America
topic_facet Explorers, Frémont, Jessie Benton, Frémont, John Charles, Generals, Marriage, Married people, Pioneers, Politicians, Politicians' spouses, Women pioneers