Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Free Public Lecture by Prof. Carol Lasser, Tuesday February 17

Left: Mary E. Burton Shurtleff & daughter
Right: Giles Waldo Shurtleff
Credit: Oberlin College Archives  

Civil War Courtship Letters and the 'Homefront Imaginary'
Free Public Lecture, Tuesday February 17, 4:30 p.m.

Moffett Auditorium (Room 050)
Oberlin College Mudd Library

Oberlin College Professor of History Carol Lasser draws on the correspondence of Oberlininans 

Giles Waldo Shurtleff and Mary E. Burton, as well as that of Elliott Grabill and Anna Jenney, 

and looks at the ways in which these Union soldiers turned to women on the homefront 

for emotional support and relationships beyond the battlefield to sustain them 

during the long conflict.

Co-sponsored by the Oberlin Heritage Center, the Oberlin College Archives 
and the Oberlin College Department of History