Women and Politics in the Civil War Catherine Clinton talked about what she called “parlor politics” in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. She said that women such as… read more

Women and Politics in the Civil War Catherine Clinton talked about what she called “parlor politics” in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. She said that women such as Mary Lincoln and Kate Chase, daughter of Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase, carried out their own social battles through gossip, spending wars, and social gatherings. According to Ms. Clinton, Mary Lincoln often drew criticism for attempting to keep up appearances through lavish diplomatic dinners despite the on-going Civil War.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Dec 29, 2014 | 12:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jan 18, 2015 | 11:15am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 29, 2014 | 12:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 29, 2014 | 6:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 30, 2014 | 12:54am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 30, 2014 | 2:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 10, 2015 | 6:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 10, 2015 | 10:55pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 18, 2015 | 11:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
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