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The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation


William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Civil War historians often speak of “wars within a war”—military combat,  home front struggles, and the political and moral battle to preserve the Union and end slavery. In The Women’s Fight, Thavolia Glymph examines women's roles and lives in the Civil War—North and South, white and black, slave and free—showing how women were fully engaged in all three arenas.

A book signing follows the program.

The exhibit Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY ®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support for National Outreach and Programs provided by Denise Gwyn Ferguson, Maggie and Robert Boroujerdi, BMO Financial Group, The Hearst Foundations, Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, FedEx, Bernstein Family Foundation, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/Ambassador Fay-Hartog Levin (Ret.).


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