The undertold story of D.C.’s dames during the Civil War

Aired: 4/17/2015 | 0:06:14 | Clip
Journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts offers a different take on the Civil War era, focusing on the women who were involved in politics behind the scenes. Gwen Ifill talks to the author about her new book, “Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868” and politicians’ wives who disagreed with their husbands and tracking down resources.

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