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James Madison Hood : Lincoln's Consul to the Court of Siam /
George C. Kingston.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013], c2013
description
vii, 236 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
ISBN
0786471948 (softcover : alkaline paper), 9780786471942 (softcover : alkaline paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013], c2013
isbn
0786471948 (softcover : alkaline paper)
9780786471942 (softcover : alkaline paper)
contents note
The U.S. Consul at Bangkok -- Somerset, Massachusetts -- Captain -- Shipbuilder, Somerset, Massachusetts -- Whig Legislator -- Know-Nothing -- Somerset County, Illinois -- Lincoln, Douglas, and Hood -- Becoming a Consul -- Bangkok Beginnings -- Burdon vs. Chandler -- The First Year in Bangkok -- Aubaret vs. Bradley -- The Last Year in Bangkok -- Home to Illinois -- Epilogue.
abstract
"Captain James Madison Hood was the real U.S. Consul in the novel Anna and the King of Siam, but before his arrival in Bangkok, he was also a merchant ship captain, builder of clipper ships, legislator in both Massachusetts and Illinois, industrialist, and land speculator"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
9101014
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-231) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
George C. Kingston is a retired engineering research manager, professional genealogist and historian. He lives in Fast Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
Summaries
Main Description
Captain James Madison Hood was the real U.S. Consul in the novel Anna and the King of Siam, but before his arrival in Bangkok, he was also a merchant ship captain, builder of clipper ships, legislator in both Massachusetts and Illinois, industrialist, and land speculator. He was present at the birth of the Republican Party. As U.S. Consul, he presided over the trial of Dr. Dan Beach Bradley for libel of the French Consul, Gabriel Aubaret, a case which influenced the course of Southeast Asian history and got Anna Leonowens in trouble with King Mongkut. Captain Hood lived large and was not above a little extra legal maneuvering to support his lifestyle. His life is a tour through the politics, economics, and deal making of the mid-19th century.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Prefacep. 1
The U.S. Consul at Bangkokp. 5
Somerset, Massachusettsp. 13
Captainp. 21
Shipbuilder, Somerset, Massachusettsp. 34
Whig Legislatorp. 61
Know-Nothingp. 77
Somerset County, Illinoisp. 90
Lincoln, Douglas and Hoodp. 99
Becoming a Consulp. 108
Bangkok Beginningsp. 120
Burdon vs. Chandlerp. 137
The First Year in Bangkokp. 144
Aubaret vs. Bradleyp. 162
The Last Year in Bangkokp. 184
Home to Illinoisp. 196
Epiloguep. 208
Notes on Sourcesp. 211
Chapter Notesp. 215
Bibliographyp. 227
Indexp. 233
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