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Author Talk: Private Confederacies

September 14 @ 2:00 PM

Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers

Author James J. Broomall will show the crisis of the war and a forced a reconfiguration of the emotional worlds of the men who took up arms for the South. The talk will also focus on returning to civilian life and how Southern veterans questioned themselves as never before, sometimes suffering from terrible self-doubt. Drawing on personal letters and diaries, Broomall argues that the crisis of defeat ultimately necessitated new forms of expression between veterans and among men and women. The talk is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase by The Winchester Book Gallery.

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