In the Midst of Alarms

In the Midst of Alarms

The Untold Story of Women and the War of 1812

Book - 2007
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The War of 1812 between the United States and Britain has been covered in detail by many historians, but its impact on the lives of women has been largely overlooked. After years of research, Dianne Graves has produced a marvelous study of how the war affected women at all levels of society, from high society in Washington and Quebec to the women who followed their husbands to the front lines. She brings to life the untold stories of wives, daughters, heroines and harridans, as revealed in memoirs, diaries and letters of the time. The book is well illustrated with portraits, cartoons of social comment and styles of dress of the time.
Publisher: [Montreal] : Robin Brass Studio, 2007.
ISBN: 9781896941523
Branch Call Number: 971. 034 GRA
Characteristics: xv, 495 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.


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ChrisBurr Sep 05, 2013

An entertaining and informative look at life, particularly the lives of women, during and around the time of the War of 1812. The anecdotes and excerpts from letters and diaries were well-organized and demonstrated how people thought and felt about the events of those days. It's an easy read and a great resource! I enjoyed this book.

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