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Confederate Widows and the Emotional Politics of Loss
"Love and Duty: Confederate Widows and the Emotional Politics of Loss."

A free online lecture and discussion hosted by the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech (civilwar.vt.edu).

Dr. Angela Elder will discuss her new book, Love and Duty. The Confederacy championed a particular version of white widowhood--the young wife who selflessly transferred her monogamous love from her dead husband to the deathless cause for which he had fought. But a closer look reveals that these women spent their new cultural capital carefully, and with great variety. Death forced all Confederate widows to reconstruct their lives, but only some would choose to play a role in reconstructing the nation.

Apr 26, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Angela Esco Elder
@Converse University
Angela Esco Elder is an assistant professor of history at Converse University, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. After graduating from the University of Georgia with her Ph.D in History, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech. At Converse, she teaches a variety of American History classes, including "Duels, Disease, and Disaster: Death in 19th Century America" and "Disney's America: History and Performance."