The Resource Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts

Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts

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Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington 1848-1868
Title
Capital dames
Title remainder
the Civil War and the women of Washington 1848-1868
Statement of responsibility
Cokie Roberts
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at Washington, DC, and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during this momentous period of American history" --
  • "With the outbreak of the Civil War, the small, social Southern town of Washington, DC, found itself caught between warring sides in a four-year battle that would determine the future of the United States. After the declaration of secession, many fascinating Southern women left the city, leaving their friends--such as Adele Cutts Douglas and Elizabeth Blair Lee--to grapple with questions of safety and sanitation as the capital was transformed into an immense Union army camp and later a hospital. With their husbands, brothers, and fathers marching off to war, either on the battlefield or in the halls of Congress, the women of Washington joined the cause as well. And more women went to the capital city to enlist as nurses, supply organizers, relief workers, and journalists. Many risked their lives making munitions in a highly flammable arsenal, toiled at the treasury department printing greenbacks to finance the war, and plied their needlework skills at the navy yard--once the sole province of men--to sew canvas gunpowder bags for the troops. Cokie Roberts chronicles these women's increasing independence, their political empowerment, their indispensable role in keeping the Union unified through the war, and in helping heal it once the fighting was done. She concludes that the war not only changed Washington, it also forever changed the place of women. Sifting through newspaper articles, government records, and private letters and diaries--many never before published--Roberts brings the war-torn capital into focus through the lives of its formidable women" --
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Roberts, Cokie
Dewey number
973.7082
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LC call number
E628
LC item number
.R629 2015ab
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other
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  • Harper Audio (Firm)
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
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  • Audiobooks
  • Books on disc
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
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Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts
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  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
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analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audiobook
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs ( 14.5 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781481534741
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
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digital, CD audio
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Zbi0y
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • (OCoLC)897119413
  • 538732
  • (OCoLC)ocn897119413
  • 538732
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Tape width
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Label
Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audiobook
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs ( 14.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481534741
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Zbi0y
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897119413
  • 538732
  • (OCoLC)ocn897119413
  • 538732
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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