Webinar: Love and Duty: Confederate Widows and the Emotional Politics of Loss

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 7:00 – 8:15 PM ET: “Love and Duty: Confederate Widows and the Emotional Politics of Loss” 

A free online lecture and discussion with Dr. Angela Elder about her new book.

The Confederacy championed a particular version of white widowhood–the young wife who selflessly transferred her monogamous love from her dead husband to the deathless cause for which he had fought. But a closer look reveals that these women spent their new cultural capital carefully, and with great variety. Death forced all Confederate widows to reconstruct their lives, but only some would choose to play a role in reconstructing the nation.

The event is free but you must preregister with zoom.