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Capitol Dames

by Cokie Roberts

ISBN: 9780062002761 $27.99

ISBN: 9780062002761


The Civil War was fought not only by hundreds of thousands of men in blue and butternut grey, but also by women in both the north and south. NPR political correspondent Cokie Roberts relates the role of these women as nurses, seamstresses, gunpowder bag tailors, and printers of money for the Treasury Department, as their assistance in the restoration of the Union. Like World War II, the Civil War changed the stature of women in the United States forever.