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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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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With the outbreak of the Civil War, the small, social Southern town of Washington, D.C. 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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
973.7082
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not applicable
LC call number
E628
LC item number
.R629 2015x
Literary text for sound recordings
history
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Narrated by the author
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Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts
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Publication
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  • Compact disc
  • Title from container
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digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5736012
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481534758
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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
Publisher number
ZEbi0y
Special playback characteristics
other
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn895729487
  • (OCoLC)895729487
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868, Cokie Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5736012
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481534758
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
Publisher number
ZEbi0y
Special playback characteristics
other
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn895729487
  • (OCoLC)895729487
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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