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Civil War wives : the lives and times of Angelina Grimké Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant

Berkin, Carol. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library E 628 .B47 2010 30775305459449 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 1400095786
  • ISBN: 9781400095780
  • Physical Description: xiv, 361 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Vintage Civil War Library ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-345) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Julia Dent Grant. The winds of change, the shelter of tradition - "One long summer of sunshine": Growing up in Missouri -- "But one sweetheart in his life": The courtship of Julia Dent Grant -- "His loving little wife": Creating a home and starting a family -- "Cheer up, make the best of this": The return to civilian life -- "As I was a Democrat at that time": The opportunities of war -- "The horrid old Constitution": Julia's personal war -- "If your mind is made up": Marital relations in wartime -- "There will be an outbreak tonight": Victory and assassination -- "What shouts went up!": A hero and his wife -- "Ulys, do you wish to be President?": The early White House years -- "Nice people, questionable people, and people who were not nice at all": Weddings and scandals in the White House -- "A waif on the world's wide common": Julia becomes a world traveler -- "Do you not desire success?": From politics to poverty -- "Warmed in the sunlight of his loyal love and great fame": Julia becomes a widow -- "Living again, with the aid of my fancy and my pen": Julia Dent Grant writes her memoirs.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Wives United States Biography
Women United States Biography
Grant, Julia Dent 1826-1902 Marriage
Grant, Julia Dent 1826-1902
Davis, Varina 1826-1906 Marriage
Davis, Varina 1826-1906
Grimké, Angelina Emily 1805-1879 Marriage
Grimké, Angelina Emily 1805-1879
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Biography
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Women
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