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The Resource The remarkable rise of Eliza Jumel : a story of marriage and money in the early republic, Margaret A. Oppenheimer

The remarkable rise of Eliza Jumel : a story of marriage and money in the early republic, Margaret A. Oppenheimer

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The remarkable rise of Eliza Jumel : a story of marriage and money in the early republic
Title
The remarkable rise of Eliza Jumel
Title remainder
a story of marriage and money in the early republic
Statement of responsibility
Margaret A. Oppenheimer
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Language
eng
Summary
"Born Betsy Bowen into grinding poverty, the woman who became Eliza Jumel was raised in a brothel, indentured as a servant, and confined to a workhouse when her mother was in jail. Yet by the end of her life, "Madame Jumel" was one of America's richest women, with servants of her own, a New York mansion and Saratoga Springs summer home, a major art collection, and several hundred acres of land. During her remarkable rise, she acquired a fortune from her first husband--a French merchant--and almost lost it to her second--notorious vice president Aaron Burr. Divorcing Burr amid lurid charges of adultery, Jumel lived on to the age of 90, astutely managing her property and public persona. After her death, a titanic battle over her estate went all the way to the United States Supreme Court--twice. Family members told of a woman who earned the gratitude of Napoleon I and shone at the courts of Louis XVIII and Charles X. Claimants to her estate painted a different picture: of a prostitute, the mother of George Washington's illegitimate son, a wife who defrauded her husband and perhaps even plotted his death. Eliza Jumel's real story--so unique that it surpasses any invention--has yet to be told, until now. "--
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Biography type
individual biography
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Oppenheimer, Margaret A
Dewey number
  • 973.4/6092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.B91
LC item number
O66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jumel, Eliza Bowen
  • Jumel, Stephen
  • Married women
  • French Americans
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Politicians' spouses
  • Socialites
  • Businesswomen
  • Jumel, Eliza Bowen
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Jumel, Eliza Bowen
  • Jumel, Stephen
  • Businesswomen
  • Families
  • French Americans
  • Married women
  • Politicians' spouses
  • Socialites
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • United States
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The remarkable rise of Eliza Jumel : a story of marriage and money in the early republic, Margaret A. Oppenheimer
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907651749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 347 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613733806
Lccn
2015029634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907651749
  • (Sirsi) a1871037
Label
The remarkable rise of Eliza Jumel : a story of marriage and money in the early republic, Margaret A. Oppenheimer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907651749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 347 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613733806
Lccn
2015029634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907651749
  • (Sirsi) a1871037

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