Civil War Wives
The Lives & Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis & Julia Dent Grant
By Carol Berkin
(Vintage, Paperback, 9781400095780, 384pp.)
Publication Date: November 2, 2010
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In these moving stories if Angelina GrimkE 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.