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Robert C. Plumb - The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America

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Plumb follows Your Brother in Arms with a collective biography of five extraordinary women who came to national prominence during the Civil War. Documenting how the conflict left openings for women to assume roles usually held by men—and showing the depth of their passion and commitment—Plumb recounts Harriet Tubman's tireless work in the Underground Railroad; traces Clara Barton's move from teaching in Massachusetts to a clerk positon in Washington, where she began the work that led to her establishing the American Red Cross; chronicles how Harriet Beecher Stowe drew on her staunch abolitionism to write Uncle Tom's Cabin while Julia Ward Howe was inspired by military actions to write "Battle Hymn of the Republic," and Sarah Josepha Hale demonstrated her patriotism by advocating for a national day of Thanksgiving.

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March 07, 2020
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March 07, 2020
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Prose 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, District of Columbia 20008 United States
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