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The Resource Scandal at Bizarre : rumor and reputation in Jefferson's America, Cynthia A. Kierner

Scandal at Bizarre : rumor and reputation in Jefferson's America, Cynthia A. Kierner

Label
Scandal at Bizarre : rumor and reputation in Jefferson's America
Title
Scandal at Bizarre
Title remainder
rumor and reputation in Jefferson's America
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia A. Kierner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What happened on the night of October 1, 1792, is the centerpiece of this social history of post-revolutionary Virginia planter society. Kierner (history, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte) uses that night's event-an apparent case of infanticide-to open a window to the social, political, and cultural life of a society in transition. The rumor spread that Nancy Randolph of the prominent Randolph family of Virginia had a baby that night and that the father was her sister's husband and distant cousin, Richard Randolph. Although Nancy claimed that she had a miscarriage and that Richard's single brother Theo was the father, the rumors persisted. This story shows the crumbling of this society as even prominent families were openly criticized and challenged by working-class whites and slaves. She examines the important role played by slaves and how they used gossip as a form of social rebellion. Kierner follows the life of Nancy Randolph who ultimately led a full and successful life, marrying the prominent New Yorker Gouverneur Morris and raising their son."--Library Journal
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
975.5/63202
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • F234.F18
  • CS71.R193
LC item number
  • K54 2004
  • K54 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Scandal at Bizarre : rumor and reputation in Jefferson's America, Cynthia A. Kierner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scandal at Bizarre -- One of the first families of the country -- Honor and the court -- Spreading the word -- Decayed gentry -- "Happiness such as mine" -- New York and Virginia
Control code
ocm54959871
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9781403961150
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004044735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)54959871
Label
Scandal at Bizarre : rumor and reputation in Jefferson's America, Cynthia A. Kierner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scandal at Bizarre -- One of the first families of the country -- Honor and the court -- Spreading the word -- Decayed gentry -- "Happiness such as mine" -- New York and Virginia
Control code
ocm54959871
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9781403961150
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004044735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)54959871

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