Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte

Appraising Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte's many identities—celebrity, aristocrat, independent woman, mother—Charlene M. Boyer Lewis is able to show how Madame Bonaparte, as she was known, exercised extraordinary social power at the center of the changing transatlantic world.

Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
An American Aristocrat in the Early Republic

Charlene M. Boyer Lewis

2012 | 288 pages | Cloth $34.95 | Paper $24.95
American History | Biography | Women's/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. "Nature Never Intended Me for Obscurity": The Celebrity
Chapter 2. "The Duchess of Baltimore": The Aristocrat
Chapter 3. "A Modern Philosophe": The Independent Woman
Chapter 4. "Happiness for a Woman": The Femme d'Esprit
Chapter 5. "So Much Agitated About This Child's Destiny": The Mother and Daughter

Epilogue. "She Belongs to History"
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments