Capital dames [electronic resource] : The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868. Cokie Roberts.
- ISBN: 9780062390271 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (16 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : HarperAudio, 2015.
|General Note:|| Unabridged.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Narrator: Cokie Roberts.
|Summary, etc.:|| In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at Washington, D.C. and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during this momentous period of American history.With the outbreak of the Civil War, the small, social Southern town of Washington, D.C. found itself caught between warring sides in a four-year battle that would determine the future of the United States.After the declaration of secession, many fascinating Southern women left the city, leaving their friends—such as Adele Cutts Douglas and Elizabeth Blair Lee—to grapple with questions of safety and sanitation as the capital was transformed into an immense Union army camp and later a hospital. With their husbands, brothers, and fathers marching off to war, either on the battlefield or in the halls of Congress,...
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