Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War––for Better and for Worse

TitleLincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War––for Better and for Worse
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsHooper, Candice Shy
Number of Pages350
PublisherKent State University Press
CityAshland, OH
Abstract

Candice Shy Hooper’s lively account covers the early lives of Jessie Frémont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and Julia Grant, the wives of Abraham Lincoln’s top generals. Once shots were fired on Fort Sumter, women were launched out of their private spheres into a wholly different universe, where their relationships with their husbands and their personal opinions of the president of the United States had national and historical consequences. Relying on a close reading of letters, memoirs, and other primary sources—and, for the first time, mapping the women’s wartime travels—Hooper explores the very different ways in which these remarkable women responded to the unique challenges of being Lincoln’s generals’ wives. [Abstract from Publisher]

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