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Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868

Capital Dames:  The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868

Cokie Roberts, May 24, 2015

"I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women," President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed in 1864, "but I must say that if all that has been said by orators in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war."

 

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