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Author Roberts, Cokie.

Title Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868 / Cokie Roberts.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Non-Fiction  973.7082 Rob    ---  Available
 Parsons Non-Fiction  793.70 R643    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description x, 494 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
unmediated n rdamedia.
volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Meet the women of Washington, 1848-1856 -- Jessie runs for president but Harriet takes the White House and Mary Jane reports, 1856-1858 -- Varina leads and leaves as Abby drops by, 1859-1861 -- Rose goes to jail, Jessie goes to the White House, Dorothea goes to work, 1861 -- Rose is released, Clara goes to war, Louisa May briefly nurses, 1862 -- Lizzie reports on the action, Janet goes to camp, Louisa takes charge, 1863 -- Anna speaks, Jessie campaigns (again), Sojourner visits, 1864 -- One Mary leaves, one Mary hangs, and Lois writes about it all, 1865 -- Virginia and Varina return, Sara survives, Mary is humiliated, Kate loses, 1866-1868.
Summary Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a ... look at Washington, D.C., and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during this momentous period of American history.
Subject Women -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Politicians' spouses -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Women -- Political activity -- History -- 19th century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Biography.
Women -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
United States -- History -- 1815-1861 -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Subject Politicians' spouses. (OCoLC)fst01069950.
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568.
Women -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst01734136.
Added Title Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868.
ISBN 9780062002778 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0062002775 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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