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Civil War Wives

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Civil War Wives
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Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor at Baruch College in New York, discusses her revelatory new book, Civil War Wives. It focuses on the life and times of three wives -- Julia Dent Grant,wife Of U.S. Grant, Varina Howell Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis, and Angelina Grimke Weld, American politician, lawyer, abolitionist and suffragist -- whose lives offer a unique window on to our national past. Berkin's many notable books include Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence, and A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution.moreless

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