NCWM Lessons in History Series: Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey, “Richmond Women”

Here’s Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey giving an excellent lecture at the National Civil War Museum on women in Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War.

The video’s description reads, “Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey, Assistant Director of Gettysburg College’s Civil War Institute, illustrates the world of Richmond, Virginia’s women in this presentation. Of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, she delves into the sources left behind by these women and creates a vivid description of women’s efforts to reaffirm their contested social and political authority over the Confederate capital amidst the chaos of war through “social performances,” rituals, and negotiations with their subordinates.”

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