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A Tour of Reconstruction: Travel Letters of 1875

J. Matthew Gallman, and Anna Dickinson


During the Civil War, public speaker Anna Elizabeth Dickinson became a national sensation, lecturing on abolitionism, women's rights, and the Union war effort. After the war she remained one of the nation's most celebrated orators and among the country's most famous women. In 1875 Dickinson toured the South, lecturing and inspecting life in the southern states ten years after the war. Her letters are a fascinating window into race relations, gender relations, and the state of the southern economy and society a decade after Appomattox. In a series of long letters home to her mother, Dickinson d ... More

Keywords: reconstruction, Anna Dickinson, race relations, Civil War memory, southern women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813134246
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134246.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Matthew Gallman,, editor

Anna Dickinson, author

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