Book Discussion on Civil War Wives

Carol Berkin talked about her book Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grantread more

Carol Berkin talked about her book Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant (Knopf; September 8, 2009). In the book, she profiles the wives of three prominent figures of the Civil War era: abolitionist leader Theodore Weld, confederate president Jefferson Davis, and Union Army general Ulysses S. Grant. Professor Berkin shows how even privileged women struggled to break free of the era’s restrictions on married women. She responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Civil War Wives

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 3, 2009
Last Aired:
Nov 5, 2012

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  • Oct 03, 2009 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 03, 2009 | 3:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 04, 2009 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 09, 2010 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 10, 2010 | 4:42am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 03, 2012 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 04, 2012 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 05, 2012 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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