A civil life in an uncivil time : Julia Wilbur's struggle for purpose
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Lincoln : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2017.
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Book
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x, 291 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of black & white plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781612348551 , 1612348556

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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In the fall of 1862 Julia Wilbur left her family's farm near Rochester, New York, and boarded a train to Washington DC. As an ardent abolitionist, the forty-seven-year-old Wilbur left a sad but stable life, headed toward the chaos of the Civil War, and spent most of the next several years in Alexandria devising ways to aid recently escaped slaves and hospitalized Union soldiers. A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time shapes Wilbur's diaries and other primary sources into a historical narrative sending the reader back 150 years to understand a woman who was alternately brave, self-pitying, foresighted, petty-and all too human. Paula Tarnapol Whitacre describes Wilbur's experiences against the backdrop of Alexandria, Virginia, a southern town held by the Union from 1861 to 1865; of Washington DC, where Wilbur became active in the women's suffrage movement and lived until her death in 1895; and of Rochester, New York, a hotbed of social reform and home to Wilbur's acquaintances Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Whitacre, P. (2017). A civil life in an uncivil time: Julia Wilbur's struggle for purpose . Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Whitacre, Paula. 2017. A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose. Lincoln: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Whitacre, Paula. A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose Lincoln: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Whitacre, Paula. A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2017.

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