The Resource Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts, (electronic resource)

Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts, (electronic resource)

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Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868
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Capital dames
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the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868
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Cokie Roberts
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eng
Summary
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, the women of Washington joined the cause as well. And more women went to the Capital City to enlist as nurses, supply organizers, relief workers, and journalists. Many risked their lives making munitions in a highly flammable arsenal, toiled at the Treasury Department printing greenbacks to finance the war, and plied their needlework skills at The Navy Yard- once the sole province of men- to sew canvas gunpowder bags for the troops. Cokie Roberts chronicles these women's increasing independence, their political empowerment, their indispensable role in keeping the Union unified through the war, and in helping heal it once the fighting was done. She concludes that the war not only changed Washington, it also forever changed the place of women. 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
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Roberts, Cokie
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973.7082
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LC call number
E628
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.R629 2015ab
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history
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  • Washington (D.C.)
  • United States
  • Women
  • Politicians' spouses
  • United States
  • United States
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Women
  • Women
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Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 35 min., 26 sec.))
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online
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9780062390271
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Z100087433
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sound
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F3133C12-1FDD-40E8-BA94-C11B522DA41D
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(OCoLC)907930484
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Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive Audiobook
  • Downloadable audio file
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 35 min., 26 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062390271
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
Z100087433
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
F3133C12-1FDD-40E8-BA94-C11B522DA41D
System control number
(OCoLC)907930484
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not applicable
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