Capital Dames PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Capital Dames  free pdf 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."

About Cokie Roberts

Sad to say, presently we cannot offer you info on the actual Founder Cokie Roberts. However this doesn't mean that individuals don't work on her variety. We all consult that you allow us to in this matter. If you have free time and want can immensely appreciate in the event you share with us all your data. As soon as obtaining these kinds of feedback and information by consumers in regards to the Capital Dames Publisher Cokie Roberts, all of us 1st her look at. When all of us be certain that just about all true, simply write-up it. All of us appreciate this assist along with thanks a lot ahead of time.

Details Book

Author : Cokie Roberts
Publisher : HarperAudio
Data Published : 14 April 2015
ISBN : 0062390279
EAN : 9780062390271
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Capital Dames



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Capital Dames  :  The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 free pdfCapital Dames : The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868

    Cokie Roberts. the 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..


  • Ladies of Liberty free pdfLadies of Liberty

    In this eye-opening companion volume to her acclaimed history Founding Mothers. number-one New York Times bestselling author and renowned political commentator Cokie Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women who laid the groundwork for a better society..


  • Women of the Klondike free pdfWomen of the Klondike

    Women played a critical role during the gold rush. and this is the only book that brings to light the stories of these diverse women. Backhouse delves into the lives of women-entrepreneurs. nuns. doctors..


  • Women's History free pdfWomen's History

    Women's History: Sites and Resources is a guide to sites in the United States devoted to the experiences and accomplishments of American women. from Jane Addams's Hull House in Chicago and the Women's Rights Historical Park in Seneca Falls..


  • Sister Women  free pdfSister Women

    Playwright Mark Dunn presents four audio plays about Southern women.In Dix Tableaux. two women chart the course of each other's lives. nurturing a friendship that. in the end. becomes the strongest and most sustaining of their lives..


  • Capital Dames  free pdfCapital Dames

    Free Downloadable Romance Ebooks. 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