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.
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 email@example.com 989.774.3864|