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Author Berkin, Carol.

Title Civil War wives : the lives and times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant / Carol Berkin.

Published New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

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 UniM Bail  973.7082 BERK    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xiv, 361 pages : ll. ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Angelina Grimke Weld -- 1. "We are a nation of changes": America at the Crossroads in the 1830s -- 2. "I think much suffering awaits me": Angelina Grimki's Journey to Reform -- 3. "Make me instrumental in the great work of Emancipation": Angelina Grimki's Letter to The Liberator -- 4. "This is all like a dream now; but I can't undream it": Angelina Becomes an Abolitionist -- 5. "I laid my difficulty at the feet of Jesus": The Burden of Being a Woman -- 6. "You have had my whole heart": A Season of Surprises -- 7. "We Abolition Women are turning the world upside down": Triumphs and Retirement -- 8. "I cannot tell thee how I love this private life": Angelina and Domesticity -- 9. "Innumerable, horrible, unspeakable, earthy, sensual and devilish distortions of married life": The Crisis Years at Home -- 10. "This is not an in memoriam, it is a war-cry": The Last Years of Angelina Grimke -- 2. Varina Howell Davis -- 11. "The Happy Fireside": The Deep South Before the Civil War -- 12. From The Briars to The Hurricane: Varina Banks Howell and Jefferson Davis -- 13. "The desire I have to be with you every day and all day": The Courtship of Jefferson Davis and Varina Howell -- 14. "Calmer, discreeter, happier & lovelier": The Months at Brierfield -- 15. "How grand and blase the people all looked": The First Washington Experience -- 16. "The heart at last, if it is well governed, makes the heaven": War, Injury, and Domestic Discord -- 17. "The Southern Rights cause is the losing one now": The Return to Washington, D.C. -- 18. "We felt blood in the air": Personal and Public Tragedies -- 19. "Ever/body is scared": John Brown, the Fire Eaters, Lincoln, and Secession -- 20. "Civil war has only horror for me": Varina Becomes the First Lady of the Confederacy -- 21. "The people of our country rose in their might": From First Lady to Refugee -- 22. "I never report unfit for duty": Varina Begins Her Campaigns for Freedom -- 23. "I saw Mr. Davis's shrunken form and glassy eyes": The Reunion at Fortress Monroe -- 24. "The business is finished": Jefferson Davis Goes Free -- 25. "Our once happy homes": Varina's Postwar Odyssey -- 26. "In the course of human events I shall probably go down to Mr. Davis's earthly paradise": Separation and Reconciliation -- 27. "Other refuge have we none": Life and Death at Beauvoir -- 28. "Her conversation is superlatively interesting": Varina's Years of Independence -- 3. Julia Dent Grant -- 29. The Winds of Change, the Shelter of Tradition -- 30. "One Long Summer of Sunshine": Growing Up in Missouri -- 31. "But one sweetheart in his life": The Courtship of Julia Dent Grant -- 32. "His loving little wife": Creating a Home and Starting a Family -- 33. "Cheer up, make the best of this": The Return to Civilian Life -- 34. "As I was a Democrat at that time": The Opportunities of War -- 35. "The horrid old Constitution": Julia's Personal War -- 36. "If your mind is made up": Marital Relations in Wartime -- 37. "There will be an outbreak tonight": Victory and Assassination -- 38. "What shouts went up!": A Hero and His Wife -- 39. "Ulys, do you wish to be President?": The Early White House Years -- 40. "Nice people, questionable people, and people who were not nice at all": Weddings and Scandals in the White House -- 41. "A waif on the world's wide common": Julia Becomes a World Traveler -- 42. "Do you not desire success?": From Politics to Poverty -- 43. "Warmed in the sunlight of his loyal love and great fame": Julia Becomes a Widow -- 44. "Living again, with the aid of my fancy and my pen": Julia Dent Grant Writes Her Memoirs.
Subject Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879.
Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879 -- Marriage.
Davis, Varina, 1826-1906.
Davis, Varina, 1826-1906 -- Marriage.
Grant, Julia Dent, 1826-1902.
Grant, Julia Dent, 1826-1902 -- Marriage.
Women -- United States -- Biography.
Wives -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
ISBN 9781400044467