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Capital Dames by: Cokie Roberts

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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.

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.

Product Details

  • Hardbound
  • 544 Pages
  • English
  • 5.31 x 0.87 x 8 inches
  • Published: April 19, 2016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062002778
  • Harper Perennial