Author: Cokie Roberts
Source: from publisher for review
Links: Amazon|Indiebound |Goodreads
Summary: This was such a fascinating look at women in history! I enjoyed it and learned a lot too.
I’ve always thought that history tends to focus on men because the sexism of the past meant that men really were the only ones doing things. Both I and the male-focused histories have been very wrong! Capital Dames tells the story of the women in Washington during the Civil War and the many varied and important roles they played in that conflict. Women involved in Washington society continued to influence politics throughout the war, while other women took on new professions, from journalism to making munitions. Read more »