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Carol Berkin

Carol Berkin, professor of American history at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is the author of A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution, First Generations, and Jonathan Sewall. She lives in New York City.

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Civil War Wives
Written by Carol Berkin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2010
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9578-0 (1-4000-9578-6)

  In these moving stories if Angelina Grimké Weld, wife of abolitionist Theodore Weld, Varina Howell Davis, wife of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, and Julia Dent grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant, Carol Berkin reveals how women understood the cataclysmic events of their day.  Their stories, taken together, help reconstruct the...

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Civil War Wives
Written by Carol Berkin
Knopf | Hardcover | September 2009
$28.95/35.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4446-7 (1-4000-4446-4)

Here are the life stories of three women who connect us to our national past and provide windows onto a social and political landscape that is strangely familiar yet shockingly foreign.

Berkin focuses on three “accidental heroes” who left behind sufficient records to allow their voices to be heard clearly and to... Read more






Revolutionary Mothers
Written by Carol Berkin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2006
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7532-4 (1-4000-7532-7)

The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. In this groundbreaking history, Carol Berkin shows us how women played a vital role throughout the conflict.

The women of the Revolution were most active at home, organizing boycotts of British goods, raising...

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Wondrous Beauty
Written by Carol Berkin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 4, 2014
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-47625-8 (0-307-47625-1)

From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers, here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore, whose marriage in 1803 to Jérôme Bonaparte, the youngest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, became inextricably bound to the diplomatic and political histories of the... Read more






Wondrous Beauty
Written by Carol Berkin
Knopf | Hardcover | February 2014
$27.95/32.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-59278-1 (0-307-59278-2)

From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers (“Incisive, thoughtful, spiced with vivid anecdotes. Don’t miss it.”—Thomas  Fleming) and Civil War Wives (“Utterly fresh . . . Sensitive, poignant, thoroughly fascinating.”—Jay Winik), here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore... Read more





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