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

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

Label
Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868
Title
Capital dames
Title remainder
the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868
Statement of responsibility
Cokie Roberts
Title variation
Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
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. 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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Cokie
Dewey number
  • 973.7082
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Politicians' spouses
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Women
  • Women
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9714A4D4-0810-40CC-B6C7-2D911AB20CC5
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062199287
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9714A4D4-0810-40CC-B6C7-2D911AB20CC5
System control number
(OCoLC)906028968
Label
Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9714A4D4-0810-40CC-B6C7-2D911AB20CC5
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062199287
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9714A4D4-0810-40CC-B6C7-2D911AB20CC5
System control number
(OCoLC)906028968

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