Washington, D.C: Judd & Detweiler, Printers, 1891.
First edition. Frontispiece portrait and 3 plates. xvi, 168pp. Manuscript annotations and underlinings. 12mo. Publisher's purple cloth, minor wear. A bit shaken with some leaves sprung or starting. Presentation inscription on the endpaper "Compliments of Louisa Southworth" Item #338448
Anna Ella Carroll (1815-1894), a descendant of Signer of the Declaration Charles Carroll and the daughter of the Governor of Maryland, became active in politics in the 1850s as a member of the Know-Nothing party and a supporter of Millard Fillmore. However with Lincoln's election in 1860 she freed her slaves and became a Republican in support of the Union. Her role during the Civil War as an advisor to Lincoln and as the planner of the 1862 Tennessee River campaign have at times been questioned, though her accomplishments in the nearly all-male 19th century political arena were championed by the woman's movement.
The present biography of Carroll is written by Sarah Blackwell, Elizabeth Blackwell's sister; a separately-published second volume was released in 1895.
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