This is the second video that I’ve posted from the Virginia Historical Society’s traveling exhibit, “An American Turning Point”. This one addresses the issue of conscription, but it also introduces visitors to women as political agents. It’s always nice to see an exhibit move past the traditional and one-dimensional image of Civil War era women as Melanie Wilkes caricatures.
Virginia Historical Society Interprets Confederate Conscription
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