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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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_displayPassion and principle : John and Jessie Fre?mont, the couple whose power, politics, and love shaped nineteenth-century America
title_fullPassion and principle : John and Jessie Fre?mont, the couple whose power, politics, and love shaped nineteenth-century America / Sally Denton
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Frémont, Jessie Benton
Frémont, John Charles
Generals
Marriage
Married people
Pioneers
Politicians
Politicians' spouses
Women pioneers