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

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ISBN-10: 1400044464

ISBN-13: 9781400044467

Edition: 2009

Authors: Carol Berkin

List price: $35.00
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In the life stories of three "accidental heroes"women whose marriages provided them with position and perspective they would not otherwise have hadCarol Berkin, one of the nation's premier historians, offers a unique understanding of the tumultuous social and political landscape of their time. Drawing on private and public records, Berkin shows us how Angelina Grimke Weld bravely renounced her Southern family's values, embracing the anti-slavery movement, only to find her voice silenced by marriage to fellow reformer Theodore Weld. In Varina Howell Davis, we see an independent mind and spirit that incurred the disapproval of her husband, Jefferson Davis, and made her ill-suited for her role…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/8/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

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 Civil War Wives, Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence, A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution, Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of an American Loyalist, and First Generations: Women in Colonial America, and numerous articles and reviews. She lives in New York City and Guilford, Connecticut.From the Hardcover edition.