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The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation
  • Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater

Historians of the Civil War often speak of “wars within a war–the military fight, wartime struggles on the home front, and the political and moral battle to preserve the Union and end slavery. In The Women’s Fight, professor Thavolia Glymph provides a comprehensive new history of women’s roles and lives in the Civil War–North and South, white and black, slave and free–showing how women were essentially and fully engaged in all three arenas with a focus on the ideas and ideologies that drove women’s actions, allegiances, and politics.  A book signing follows the program.

Program presented in conjunction with Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. Rightfully Hers is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY ®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support for National Outreach and Programs provided by Denise Gwyn Ferguson, Maggie and Robert Boroujerdi, BMO Financial Group, The Hearst Foundations, Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, FedEx, Bernstein Family Foundation, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/Ambassador Fay-Hartog Levin (Ret.).

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