Tag Archives: Women’s History Month 2018

Annie Brown: The Forgotten Conspirator

In my Civil War class, I have students read Tony Horwitz’s book, Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War, to learn about John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry. Many Civil War readers know Horwitz best from his initial … Continue reading

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“The Homespun Dress”

A couple days ago, I shared some poetry reflecting on the roles of Northern women who “went to the field.” Today, I thought it would be fair to feature a Southern poem/song for the ladies. At first glance, The Homespun … Continue reading

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“The Women Who Went To The Field”

In 1892, Clara Barton shared a poem she had written about women during the Civil War when she spoke at a meeting of the National Woman’s Relief Corps. She paid tribute to the women who came alongside the soldiers and … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 3/5-3/11/18

March is Women’s History Month, so… Who’s your favorite woman from the Civil War era? Why?

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ECW Celebrates Women’s History Month 2018

March is Women’s History Month, and to commemorate the event this year, ECW has a special treat. Last year, we profiled a number of women working in the field of Civil War public history; this year, we’re doing something similar, … Continue reading

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