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

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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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"--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 973.8092 MIL 2018 (Text) 33892100580134 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/18/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0374252661
  • ISBN: 9780374252663
  • Physical Description: 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-348) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "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"--
Subject: Scandals United States History 19th century
Sex scandals United States History 19th century
Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston 1837-1904
Pollard, Madeline 1863-1945
Genre: Nonfiction.
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