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In these moving stories if Angelina Grimké Weld, wife of abolitionist Theodore Weld, Varina Howell Davis, wife of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, and Julia Dent grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant, Carol Berkin reveals how women understood the cataclysmic events of their day. Their stories, taken together, help reconstruct the era of the Civil War with a greater depth and complexity by adding women's experiences and voices to their male counterparts.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Series:||Vintage Civil War Library Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
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I enjoyed Civil War Wives! I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the woman's perspective during the Civil War era. I thought it was very interesting how these three women's lives intersected with each other. It was well written. My only complaint is that there were several descriptors that she used that I had to pull out the dictionary to find the meaning. I may not have as good a vocabulary as some, however my husband didn't know what she was talking about either.
Civil War Wives does a great job in engaging and entertaining the reader, something very hard to find in history books. The author is able to bring the stories from these three women to life and doesn't ignore the small details that give them a personality. It's refreshing to read history from a women's point of view.