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Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series: Jack Dempsey


Casual headshot of historian Jack Dempsey outdoors wearing a plaid shirt and sunglasses.

In his talk "Midwest Woman Speaks: The Civil War Story of Ellen Woodworth", Historian Jack Dempsey will share his research into Ellen Preston Woodworth and her husband, Samuel, who left a record of their experiences during the U.S. Civil War; their correspondence and other manuscripts are held in the Clarke Historical Library. Dempsey’s new book, When Slavery and Rebellion Are Destroyed: A Michigan Woman’s Civil War Journal (University of Georgia Press, 2023), connects the experiences of this couple to the national struggle over slavery and freedom.

A reception and book signing in the Clarke Historical Library follows the event.

Date: -
Time: -
Location: Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium
250 E. Preston St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Admission: Free and open to the public.
Sponsor: Clarke Historical Library
Contact: Clarke Historical Library 989.774.3864