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Capital Dames

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Zusatztext "The author's extensive research...gives this fresh look at Washington! DC during the Civil War era a sense of intimacy! immediacy! and originality.... [A] well-written! readable study. . . . Informative and accessible." Informationen zum Autor Cokie Roberts was a political commentator for ABC News and NPR. She won countless awards and in 2008 was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. She was the author of the New York Times bestsellers We Are Our Mothers' Daughters, Founding Mothers, Ladies of Liberty, and, with her husband, the journalist Steven V. Roberts, From This Day Forward and Our Haggadah . Klappentext Cokie Roberts, author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty , turns her attention to the Civil War in a riveting exploration of the ways in which the conflict transformed not only the lives of women in Washington, D.C., but also the city itself. Her engrossing, well-researched narrative is an inspiring work about increasing independence and political empowerment, honoring the indispensable role of Washington, D.C.'s women in strengthening the city while keeping the lines of communication open with their Southern sisters, and in facilitating healing once the fighting was done. Compelling social history at its best, Capital Dames concludes that the war not only changed Washington; it also forever changed the role of women in American society. Zusammenfassung 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 friendssuch as Adele Cutts Douglas and Elizabeth Blair Leeto 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 Yardonce the sole province of mento 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 diariesmany never before publishedRoberts brings the war-torn capital into focus through the lives of its formidable women. ...

The author's extensive research...gives this fresh look at Washington, DC during the Civil War era a sense of intimacy, immediacy, and originality.... [A] well-written, readable study. . . . Informative and accessible.

Autorentext

Cokie Roberts was a political commentator for ABC News and NPR. She won countless awards and in 2008 was named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress. She was the author of the New York Times bestsellers We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters, Founding Mothers, Ladies of Liberty, and, with her husband, the journalist Steven V. Roberts, From This Day Forward and Our Haggadah.



Klappentext

Cokie Roberts, author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, turns her attention to the Civil War in a riveting exploration of the ways in which the conflict transformed not only the lives of women in Washington, D.C., but also the city itself. Her engrossing, well-researched narrative is an inspiring work about increasing independence and political empowerment, honoring the indispensable role of Washington, D.C.'s women in strengthening the city while keeping the lines of communication open with their Southern sisters, and in facilitating healing once the fighting was done. Compelling social history at its best, Capital Dames concludes that the war not only changed Washington; it also forever changed the role of women in American society.



Zusammenfassung

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, 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.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Capital Dames
Untertitel: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868
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EAN: 9780062393197
ISBN: 978-0-06-239319-7
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Harper Collins (US)
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 752
Gewicht: 726g
Größe: H229mm x B150mm x T38mm
Jahr: 2015