Mary Burwell and Belle Arnold Sleeper, the two women featured in the last chapter of Such Anxious Hours, had much in common. Both young women married during the war and after their marriages said farewell to their husbands as they left for the battlefield. However, their experiences also differed greatly. Mary Burwell had the comfort… Continue reading The Agony of Young Brides: Mary Burwell and Belle Arnold Sleeper
I would love to share the story of Such Anxious Hours and my other research on women in the Civil War with your community. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Past presentations include: University of Wisconsin Retirement Association, May 1, 2019 (https://uwramadison.org/resources/Documents/Presentations/Presentations2018-19/2019.05%20Writings%20Wi%20Civil%20War%20Women%20JoAnn%20Carr.pdf)
Great news! I have an availability date for my book Such Anxious Hours: Wisconsin Women’s Voices from the Civil War – January 7, 2020.(See details at https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5726.htm) Over the next four months, I will introduce you to the eight women in this book: Emily Quiner, Annie Cox, Ann Waldo, Susan Brown, Sarah Powers, Margaret Patchin,… Continue reading New book!