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Civil War wives

the lives and times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant

by Carol Berkin

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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grimké, Angelina Emily, -- 1805-1879,
  • Grimké, Angelina Emily, -- 1805-1879 -- Marriage,
  • Davis, Varina, -- 1826-1906,
  • Davis, Varina, -- 1826-1906 -- Marriage,
  • Grant, Julia Dent, -- 1826-1902,
  • Grant, Julia Dent, -- 1826-1902 -- Marriage,
  • Women -- United States -- Biography,
  • Wives -- United States -- Biography,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementCarol Berkin.
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE628 .B47 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23235313M
    ISBN 109781400044467
    LC Control Number2009019476


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Angelina Grimké Weld, who Author: Carol Berkin. Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on Jin Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, to Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, a physician, and Grace Hall Hemingway, a parents were well-educated and well-respected in Oak Park, a conservative community about which resident Frank Lloyd Wright said, "So many churches for so many good people to go to."Born: Ernest Miller Hemingway, J.

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Berkin focuses on three accidental heroes who left behind sufficient. The three women whose lives are explored in Carol Berkin’s latest book, Civil War Wives, came from Southern, socially elite slaveholding h marriage to prominent men, they gained.

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The Civil War is famed for its brutal battles, its men slain on fields throughout the eastern half of the United States. It’s also a war remembered for bringing destruction into families, too, pitting brothers against each other as they fought for opposing armies.

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