Civil War Wives: The Lives & Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis & Julia Dent Grant

Civil War Wives: The Lives & Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis & Julia Dent Grant

by Carol Berkin
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Civil War Wives: The Lives & Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis & Julia Dent Grant by Carol Berkin

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781400095780
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/02/2010
Series: Vintage Civil War Library Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 849,469
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Carol Berkin received her A.B. from Barnard College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She taught at Baruch College from 1972 to 2008 and has taught at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York since 1983. She is currently Baruch Presidential Professor of History. Berkin is the author of Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence, A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution, Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of an American Loyalist, First Generations: Women in Colonial America, and numerous articles and reviews. She lives in New York City and Guilford, Connecticut.

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Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Kt_Mamma More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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