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Meet The 'Capital Dames,' Civil War Washington's Secret Power Brokers

April 10th, 2015

Episode 14 of 550 episodes

In her new book, Cokie Roberts explains how women like Mary Todd Lincoln and Jessie Benton Fremont influenced Washington's men of power when they weren't even allowed to vote.

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