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Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Thomas J. Balcerski

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

The friendship of the bachelor politicians James Buchanan (1791–1868) of Pennsylvania and William Rufus King (1786–1853) of Alabama has excited much speculation through the years. Why did neither one ... More


Capital Intentions: Female Proprietors in San Francisco, 1850-1920

Edith Sparks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830611
eISBN:
9781469602479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868201_sparks
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Late nineteenth-century San Francisco was an ethnically diverse but male-dominated society bustling from a rowdy gold rush, earthquakes, and explosive economic growth. Within this booming ... More


Introduction: Remembering

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

The introduction begins with the retrospective observation of the writer Elizabeth Ellet that Washington society once referred to James Buchanan and William Rufus King as the “Siamese twins.” From ... More


The Persistence of Domestic Labor

Amy G. Richter

in At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Despite the celebration of home’s isolation from the public world of paid labor and commerce, the two realms remained intertwined. This chapter looks beyond the ideal home to explore the ongoing ... More


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