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