Impact of the Civil War on the Children of the South
This program was a noon lecture held in the McGowan Theater in conjunction with the National Archives exhibition, “Discovering the Civil War,” marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
Anya Jabour talked about her book Topsy-Turvy: How the Civil War Turned the World Upside Down for Southern Children (Ivan R. Dee, 2010). In the book she presents the Civil War as a major turning point in the lives of Southern children. Because the war was fought largely on Southern soil, parts of the region became a permanent landscape of war. Children in the Confederacy experienced the struggle in an especially profound and personal way. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
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Anya Jabour Professor University of Montana->History Department
Douglas Swanson Coordinator National Archives and Records Administration->Public Programs
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