Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Florida Conversations Highlights Civil War Women

The Florida Conversations Lecture Series continues with historian Tracy Jean Revels, author of Grander in Her Daughters: Florida's Women in the Civil War, on Sunday, March 27th at 3:00 p.m. 

In Grander in Her Daughters, Revels recounts the experiences of Florida’s wives and widows, Unionists and secessionists, black female slaves, business owners and refugees during the Civil War.

Though the women of Florida suffered Civil War traumas and privations commensurate with women throughout the Confederacy, few of their experiences have become part of the historical record. Revels rescues from neglect these women and the challenges they faced.

Co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and supported by WUSF Public Media, Florida Conversations features authors and presenters covering a variety of Florida topics, from politics to fiction, history to environmental issues.

Florida Conversations is free and open to the public. Public parking is available at St. Pete Times Forum East Lot, the Channelside garage and other city-owned lots. For more information, contact the Tampa Bay History Center at (813) 228-0097 or online at

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