Bringing down the Colonel

a sex scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "powerless" woman who took on Washington
  • 368 Pages
  • 4.47 MB
  • 7947 Downloads
  • English
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Sex scandals, History, Sca
StatementPatricia Miller
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE664.P75 M55 2018
The Physical Object
Pagination368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26976370M
ISBN 100374252661
ISBN 139780374252663
LC Control Number2018016403
OCLC/WorldCa1050144218

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Non-Fiction. Bringing Down Breckinridge is the story of one of the earliest women to take a stand against that regulation. Using trial transcripts, newspaper coverage, personal journals, and letters, the journalist Patricia Miller chronicles the fascinating and virtually unknown Pollard. “Bringing Down the Colonel,” by Patricia Miller, casts timely light on a forgotten 19th-century saga in which a powerful man was held accountable for his exploitative treatment of a.

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After an affair with a prominent politician left her “ruined,” Pollard brought the man—and the hypocrisy of America’s control of women’s sexuality—to trial. In Bringing Down the Colonel, the journalist Patricia Miller tells the story of Madeline Pollard, an unlikely nineteenth-century women's rights crusader.

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(Willie) Breckinridge was a colonel in the Confederate Army from Kentucky who, following the war, entered politics and was elected to Congress. BRINGING DOWN THE COLONEL: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the “Powerless” Woman Who Took on Washington, by Patricia Author: Jennifer Krauss.

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