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HRL Author Event: James J Broomall – Private Confederacies

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

How did the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction shape the masculinity of white Confederate veterans? As James J. Broomall shows, the crisis of the war forced a reconfiguration of the emotional worlds of the men who took up arms for the South. Raised in an antebellum culture that demanded restraint and shaped white men to embrace self-reliant masculinity, Confederate soldiers lived and fought within military units where they experienced the traumatic strain of combat and its privations together–all the while being separated from suffering families. Military service provoked changes that escalated with the end of slavery and the Confederacy’s military defeat. Returning to civilian life, Southern veterans questioned themselves as never before, sometimes suffering from terrible self-doubt.

Details

Date:
September 14
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.winchesterbookgallery.com/event/hrl-author-event-james-j-broomall-private-confederacies

Organizer

The Winchester Book Gallery
Phone:
540.667.3444
Email:
info@winchesterbookgallery.com
Website:
www.winchesterbookgallery.com

Venue

Handley Library
100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Phone:
540 662-9041