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
Please join me at A Room of One’s Own Bookstore on Monday, February 17th at 6:00 p.m. for a reading from Such Anxious Hours. A Room of One’s Own is located at 315 W. Gorham Street in Madison, WI. I like to think about Emily Quiner and Annie Cox strolling past the site of this… Continue reading Book Launch Party
Lecture at DCHS by Jo Ann Daly Carr about her book. Saturday January 18th at 1:00 PM at the Dodge County Historical Society. Special information about Sarah Jane Gates Powers, a resident of Dodge County during the Civil War. Free and Open to the Public. Located at the Old Williams Free Library at 105 Park… Continue reading Dodge County Historical Society-January 18th, 1:00 p.m.
Please join me at the Fitchburg (Wisconsin) Public Library on Saturday, February 1 at 1:00. A May 2014 program at the Fitchburg Public Library led me on my quest to find the writings of Wisconsin Civil War Women. Copies of my book will be available for purchase and for signing. The Fitchburg Public Library is… Continue reading Book talk at the Fitchburg Public Library
A brief review of Such Anxious Hours was published in the November 22, 2019 issue of the Door County Pulse. See https://doorcountypulse.com/womens-voices-from-the-civil-war-in-such-anxious-hours/
I will be speaking at the The Civil War Social History Forum at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha Wisconsin on April 25, 2020. Detailed information about the four programs scheduled for this event are available at https://84428.blackbaudhosting.com/84428/Beyond-the-Battlefield-The-Civil-War-Social-History-Forum. Registration is required for this event. If you’ve not yet made a visit to Kenosha’s Civil War… Continue reading Beyond the Battlefield: The Civil War Social History Forum-April 25, 2020
As one of seven sisters and as a long time fan of that paean to sisterhood, Little Women, I found the story of Susan Brown and Ann Waldo especially fascinating. Their mother had died when the girls were very young and as have countless sisters throughout real and literary history (Charlotte and Anne Bronte, Meg… Continue reading Civil War Sisters: Susan Brown and Ann Waldo
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!