By Paula Tarnapol Whitacre

ISBN-10: 1612348556

ISBN-13: 9781612348551

In the autumn of 1862 Julia Wilbur left her family’s farm close to Rochester, ny, and boarded a educate to Washington DC. As an ardent abolitionist, the forty-seven-year-old Wilbur left a tragic yet good lifestyles, headed towards the chaos of the Civil battle, and spent lots of the subsequent numerous years in Alexandria devising how you can reduction lately escaped slaves and hospitalized Union squaddies. A Civil existence in an Uncivil Time shapes Wilbur’s diaries and different basic assets right into a historic narrative sending the reader again one hundred fifty years to appreciate a lady who was once alternately courageous, self-pitying, foresighted, petty—and all too human.

Paula Tarnapol Whitacre describes Wilbur’s stories opposed to the backdrop of Alexandria, Virginia, a southern city held through the Union from 1861 to 1865; of Washington DC, the place Wilbur turned lively within the women’s suffrage circulate and lived till her dying in 1895; and of Rochester, manhattan, a hotbed of social reform and residential to Wilbur’s neighbors Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.

during this moment bankruptcy of her existence, Wilbur endured in issues: enhancing stipulations for African americans who had escaped from slavery and making a significant lifestyles for herself. A Civil lifestyles in an Uncivil Time is the alluring tale of a lady who remade herself at midlife in the course of a interval of big social upheaval and change.


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