The Resource Practical strangers : the courtship correspondence of Nathaniel Dawson and Elodie Todd, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, (ebook)

Practical strangers : the courtship correspondence of Nathaniel Dawson and Elodie Todd, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, (ebook)

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Practical strangers : the courtship correspondence of Nathaniel Dawson and Elodie Todd, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln
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Practical strangers
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the courtship correspondence of Nathaniel Dawson and Elodie Todd, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln
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eng
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These letters chronicle the wartime courtship of a Confederate soldier and the woman he loved-a sister-in-law of Abraham Lincoln. It is a relative rarity for the correspondence of both writers in Civil War letter collections to survive, as they have here. Rarer still is how frequently and faithfully the two wrote, given how little they truly knew each other at the start of their exchange. As a romantic pair, Nathaniel Dawson and Elodie Todd had no earlier history; they had barely met when separated by the war. Letters were their sole lifeline to each other and their sole means of sharing their hopes and fears for a relationship (and a Confederacy) they had rashly embraced in the heady, early days of secession. The letters date from April 1861, when Nathaniel left for war as a captain in the Fourth Alabama Infantry, through April 1862, when the couple married. During their courtship through correspondence, Nathaniel narrowly escaped death in battle, faced suspicions of cowardice, and eventually grew war weary. Elodie had two brothers die while in Confederate service and felt the full emotional weight of belonging to the war's most famous divided family. Her sister Mary not only sided with the Union (as did five other Todd siblings) but was also married to its commander in chief. Here is an engrossing story of the Civil War, of Abraham Lincoln's shattered family, of two people falling in love, of soldiers and brothers dying nobly on the wrong side of history. The full Dawson-Todd correspondence comprises more than three hundred letters. It has been edited for this volume to focus tightly on their courtship. The complete, annotated text of all of the letters, with additional supporting material, will be made available online
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Midwest
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1829-1895
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Dawson, Nathaniel Henry Rhodes
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973.7/82
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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New perspectives on the Civil War
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  • Dawson, Nathaniel Henry Rhodes
  • Dawson, Elodie Todd
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Alabama
  • Women
  • Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
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adult
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Practical strangers : the courtship correspondence of Nathaniel Dawson and Elodie Todd, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780820351001
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12442315
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remote
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MWT12442315
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Practical strangers : the courtship correspondence of Nathaniel Dawson and Elodie Todd, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820351001
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12442315
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12442315
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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