Civil War Wives: The Lives & Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis & Julia Dent Grant (Vintage Civil War Library)
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. But Baruch College and CUNY Graduate Center historian Berkin (Revolutionary Mothers) isn't out to create a group portrait. 6 photos. Even if they weren't, contrary to Berkin's hackneyed word, heroes, they pointed the way to what women's lives might—and eventually did—become. 9)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. Grant don't fit comfortably between one book's covers. Weld, Davis and Grant were unrepresentative in their marriages but typical in their struggles to use their sharp minds to break free of the era's restrictions on married women. All rights reserved. Instead, she wants to catch the realities of three privileged, yet restricted women and thus to reveal how even the most fortunate of wives—at least fortunate
Thoroughly Enjoyable rebelmomof2 This is an incredible read. Normally, when I read nonfiction/history books, I would often find my eyes crossing while reading different names and places among the mumble and jumbles but not this time. This author, Ms. Berkin, has brought these three wome. "Interesting View of Antebellum Southern Women" according to Lukey. Good read. Three women who had up close and personal views of the Civil War and the movements that led to it. The era did not encourage Southern women to be educated, intellectual or interested in the issues of the day. In fact Angela Grimke and Varina Da. Civil War Wives raindancer I enjoyed this book, it was well written and interesting. There were two glaring errors in the text though that make me question the research. On page 165 she refers to William McClellan's Peninsular Campaign. Uh, that would be George B. McClellan not Wil
Carol Berkin received her A.B. from Barnard College and her M.A. She lives in New York City and Guilford, Connecticut. She taught at Baruch College from 1972 to 2008 and has taught at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York since 1983. Berkin is the author of Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s
In these moving stories if Angelina Grimké Weld, wife of abolitionist Theodore Weld, Varina Howell Davis, wife of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, and Julia Dent grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant, Carol Berkin reveals how women understood the cataclysmic events of their day. Their stories, taken together, help reconstruct the era of the Civil War with a greater depth and complexity by adding women's experiences and voices to their male counterparts.