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Capital Dames

The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868

by Cokie Roberts

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The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868
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Cokie Roberts

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Cokie Roberts documents the experiences, influence and contributions of the women of Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War.

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According to Roberts, Mary Todd Lincoln could have "tremendous flare-ups of temper," but she was also smart and politically savvy. Library of Congress/AP hide caption

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Meet The 'Capital Dames,' Civil War Washington's Secret Power Brokers

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