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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
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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E628
LC item number
.R629 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-492)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 494 pages
Isbn
9780062002778
Isbn Type
(softcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015001049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)HC002761
  • (FIPpSEB)HC002761
Label
Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-492)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 494 pages
Isbn
9780062002778
Isbn Type
(softcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015001049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)HC002761
  • (FIPpSEB)HC002761

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