Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington 1848-1868
(Audiobook on CD)

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[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. :, [2015].
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Central - Adult AudiobooksCD 973.7082 ROBERChecked OutSeptember 9, 2022

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Format
Audiobook on CD
Edition
Unabridged.
Physical Desc
12 sound discs (870 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
ISBN
9780062402240
UPC
9780062402240

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"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
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Read by the author.
Description
"Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at Washington, DC, and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during this momentous period of American history" --,provided by publisher.
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"With the outbreak of the Civil War, the small, social Southern town of Washington, DC, 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" --,Provided by publisher.
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Compact discs.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Roberts, C. (2015). Capital dames: the Civil War and the women of Washington 1848-1868 (Unabridged.). Blackstone Audio, Inc. :.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roberts, Cokie. 2015. Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868. [Ashland, Oregon]: Blackstone Audio, Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roberts, Cokie. Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868 [Ashland, Oregon]: Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Roberts, Cokie. Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868 Unabridged., Blackstone Audio, Inc. :, 2015.

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