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Love and Duty Livestream with Dr. Angela Elder
April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Explore stories of Confederate widows and the Confederacy
Join us on Friday, April 15 at 1:00 PM both on Facebook and in -person at the Museum for a program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in by visiting facebook.com/CivilWarMed at the scheduled time, or participate in-person in the Museum’s Delaplaine Randall Conference Room.
Director of Education John Lustrea will talk with author Dr. Angela Elder about her forthcoming book Love and Duty: Confederate Widows and the Emotional Politics of Loss. Dr. Elder will relate stories of how Confederate widows used the loss of their husbands to gain political influence. The program will explore how they shrewdly used that newfound political power. Viewers both in-person and online will have the chance to ask questions to the presenter during the interview.
Dr. Angela Esco Elder is an Assistant Professor of History at Converse University. 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.
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