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 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
Such Anxious Hours includes the voices of eight Wisconsin women during the Civil War. The first two women I would like to feature were both twenty-one when the war began and both lived in Madison Wisconsin. Although they only lived three-quarters of a mile away from one another, they did not mention each other in… Continue reading Emily Quiner and Annie Cox
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!