Analysis Of The Book ' The Second City ' And ' American Rose '

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Karen Abbott, a New York Times Bestselling author of “Sin in the Second City” and “American Rose”, Abbott reveal in her book “Lair, Temptress, Solider, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War” was published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins in 2014 contends that four major powerful women had endangered their lives to become a soldier spy during the Civil War. Karen Abbott analyzes based on a true story of how women 's roles are portrayed to accommodate political work, used primary sources including dairies, letters, newspaper. The author describes the individual women in varied personality in a way of lair, temptress, a solider and a spy who all shared the same challenges that involves in risk-taking decision in America history.
Throughout the novel, the first extraordinary women are Belle Boyd, who was a rebellious spy with a dangerous temper, strong attraction that helped Stonewall Jackson battle off the hated Yankees who attacked her home ground in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The second is introduced as a widow mother named Rose O’Neal Greenhow, she engaged in an affair with prevailing Northern politicians, utilize her daughter to send information to the Southern generals. As much they hated the Union they were both spies who worked for the confederacy. The next two spies who sided with the Union are Elizabeth Van Lew and Emma Edmondson. Elizabeth Van Lew, who was a wealthy abolitionist in Richmond who used her connection to invade Confederate circles. Finally,…
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