Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

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In 1844, shy Missouri belle Julia Dent met Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant, brilliant horseman and reluctant soldier. The two fell deeply in love, but Grant’s abolitionist family refused to attend their wedding. Despite her husband’s objections, Julia kept as her slave another Julia, known as Jule. Since childhood they had been companions and confidantes. Julia was gifted with prophetic dreams, which Jule helped her interpret; Julia secretly taught Jule to read, while Jule became her vision-impaired mistress’s eyes to the world. But as Grant rose through the ranks of the Union army during the Civil War, the stark distinctions between mistress and slave strained their unlikely friendship. Both women risked certain danger as they travelled to and from General Grant’s military headquarters – until the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation inspired Jule to make a daring bid for freedom.

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A novel about friendship and freedom with compelling characters based on real people from American history. Julia Grant was the wife of US President and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant. Despite her husband’s objections, Julia kept as her slave another Julia, known as Jule. Both women risked certain danger as they travelled to and from the field of war. Though Julia secretly taught Jule how to read – while Jule became her vision-impaired mistress’s eyes to the world – the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation inspired Jule to make a daring bid for freedom.

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Weight 0.322 kg
Dimensions 20.3 × 13.5 × 2.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

400

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K