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Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868

Cokie Roberts.
Item #: D11522
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 494 / 2015
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780062002761
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In this follow-up to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, the late Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with a "fresh and illuminating" (Washington Post) look at the experiences, influence, and contributions of Washington, D.C.'s women during this momentous period of American history. Sifting through newspaper articles, government records, and private letters and diaries—many never before published—Roberts brings the war-torn capital into focus through the lives of its formidable women, examining here their increasing independence and their indispensable role in keeping the Union unified through the war, as well as helping it to heal once the fighting was done.

 

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