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In the Midst of Alarms: The Untold Story of Women and the War of 1812
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 ...more
Hardcover, 495 pages
Published November 15th 2007 by Robin Brass Studio
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Ugh, I’m torn. I applaud Graves for writing this hefty book. Her writing style is smooth and clean. There’s lots of info; very helpful appendices; and a ginormous bibliography. The illustrations throughout are appreciated as well. However, in attempting to be comprehensive the author offers a sometimes shallow representation of the subject matter. Far be it from me to throw stones. I doubt I could have written such a tome but…it is at times light on interpretation. I found myself often thinking ...more