Reconstruction and Southern Women
This event was part of the annual summer conference hosted by the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute.
Scholars talked about perceptions of women, both white and black, at the end of the Civil War and during the Reconstruction era. Topics included how movies such as Gone with the Wind and Birth of a Nation have shaped the historical idea of Southern womanhood. They also spoke about how Southern women viewed themselves, as revealed through personal journals of the period.
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Peter S. Carmichael Director Gettysburg College->Civil War Institute
Catherine Clinton Professor University of Texas at San Antonio->History
Sarah Gardner Professor Mercer University->History Department
Judith Giesberg Professor Villanova University->History Department
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