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Georger Armstrong Custers death in 1876 at the Battle of the Little Big Horn left Elizabeth Bacon Custer a thirty-four-year-old widow who was deeply in debt. By the time she died fifty-seven years later she had achieved economic security, recognition as an author and lecturer, and the respect of numerous public figures. She had built the Custer legend, an idealized image of her husband as a brilliant military commander and a family man without personal failings. In Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth, Shirley A. Leckie explores the life of "Libbie," a frontier army wife who willingly adhered to the social and religious restrictions of her day, yet used her authority as model wife and widow to influence events and ideology far beyond the private sphere.

 

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In Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth, Shirley A. Leckie explores the life of “Libbie,” a frontier army wife who willingly adhered to the social and religious restrictions of her day, yet used her authority as model wife and widow to influence events and ideology far beyond the private sphere.

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Shirley A. Leckie, Professor of History at the University of Central Florida, is the author of Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth and Angie Debo: Pioneering Historian.

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ISBN:
9780806130965
With:
Leckie, Shirley Anne
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
With:
Leckie, Shirley A.
With:
Leckie, Shirley Anne
Author:
Leckie, Shirley A.
Author:
Leckie, Shirley Anne
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Custer, elizabeth (bacon), 1842-1933
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 illus., 3 maps
Pages:
444
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in 1.4 lb

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In Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth, Shirley A. Leckie explores the life of “Libbie,” a frontier army wife who willingly adhered to the social and religious restrictions of her day, yet used her authority as model wife and widow to influence events and ideology far beyond the private sphere.

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