Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule: a novel

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"In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom's abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony. Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule. Jule guarded her mistress's closely held twin secrets: She had perilously poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that Jule became Julia's eyes to the world. And what a world it was, marked by gathering clouds of war. The Grants vowed never to be separated, but as Ulysses rose through the ranks--becoming general in chief of the Union Army--so did the stakes of their pact. During the war, Julia would travel, often in the company of Jule and the four Grant children, facing unreliable transportation and certain danger to be at her husband's side. Yet Julia and Jule saw two different wars. While Julia spoke out for women--Union and Confederate--she continued to hold Jule as a slave behind Union lines. Upon the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Jule claimed her freedom and rose to prominence as a businesswoman in her own right, taking the honorary title Madame. The two women's paths continued to cross throughout the Grants' White House years in Washington, DC, and later in New York City, the site of Grant's Tomb"--
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subject_facetAfrican American women -- Fiction
Biographical fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
First ladies -- Fiction
Grant, Julia Dent, -- 1826-1902 -- Fiction
Large type books
Presidents' spouses -- Fiction
title_displayMrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel
title_fullMrs. Grant and Madame Jule
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel / Jennifer Chiaverini
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Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule [electronic resource] / Jennifer Chiaverini
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Female friendship
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Grant, Julia Dent
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Presidents' spouses