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Book Talk with Angela Elder: Love and Duty

July 28 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Free Registration Encouraged

During and after the Civil War, Confederate widows navigated the emotional and political act of mourning. Told through diaries, letters, scrapbooks, and published accounts hear their largely unheard stories as some advocated for the Lost Cause while others critiqued the Confederacy for the loss of their loved ones. 

Dr. Angela Esco Elder is an Associate Professor of History at Converse University. She teaches various American history courses, including those in her specialty – the Civil War and women’s history. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Ph.D. in History, she became the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies postdoctoral fellow at Virginia Tech.  Her dissertation, which explored the experience of Confederate widowhood, won the southern Historical Association’s C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize and St.George Tucker Society’s Melvin E. Bradford Dissertation Prize in 2017.

Dr.Elder has published a number of book chapters, encyclopedia articles, and book reviews.