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Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of…

Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina…

by Carol Berkin

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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 had--one of the nation's premier historians offers a unique understanding of the tumultuous social and political landscape of their time.



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Great book. Well researched biographies of Angelina Grimke Weld (whom I'd never heard of until now - but very interesting character), Varina Davis, Julia Grant.
  BunchOBooks | Jan 25, 2018 |
Interesting short biographies of Varina Davis and Julia Dent Grant. Angelica Grimke was also good but not as interesting. I'm not sure why it was more tedious - possibly it was the primary sources quoted in the style of the early 19th century. Anyway, once I was past Angelica the whole pace of the book picked up and I finished it rather quickly. ( )
  BAP1012 | Feb 20, 2011 |
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A fascinating and lively narrative, informed by rigorous scholarship, “Civil War Wives” reminds us that even as the epic war was fought on the battlefield, these women often waged interior battles that proved no less gripping and painful.
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