Mon. May 27th, 2024

Kate Warne and Consuelo Vanderbilt, both images Public Domain

S9E11: Magic Carpet Ride | Kate Warne, PI & American Heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt

This week, we’re pulling a few recent favorites from the Patreon vault! Stacie has some wild tales from the career of America’s first Lady Pinkerton, Kate Warne, who pioneered the field for women in the 19th century. Then, Alicia has the very trashy gilded age life of Consuelo Vanderbilt, whose marriage of convenience to the Duke of Marlborough ended up being anything but.

Stacie’s Receipts

The Expressman and the Detective, by Allan Pinkerton (Amazon link)

The woman who helped protect Lincoln from the men who tried to kill him in 1861, by Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, February 15, 2021

Alicia’s Receipts

The Glitter and The Gold, by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan (Amazon link)

The Husband Hunters: American Heiresses Who Married into the British Aristocracy, by Anne de Courcy (Amazon link)

To Marry an English Lord, by Gail Maccoll and Carol Mcd. Wallace (Amazon link)

The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau: Husband hunting in the Gilded Age: How American heiresses conquered the aristocracy, by Julie Ferry (Amazon link)


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