On Sunday, 2 p.m., March 21, 2010, I will present “Defying Convention: Women, Race, and Class in the Civil War South,” in Falmouth, Virginia. Here is the official announcement, which Jan Coxey kindly supplied to Renegade South a few days ago:
Presentation by Dr. Victoria Bynum
From her first book, Unruly Women, to her most recent publication, The Long Shadow of the Civil War, Dr. Bynum has continued to stimulate the public with her close look at Southern dissenters: women who did not behave like “ladies”; whites who crossed the color line socially and sexually; African Americans who did not follow Jim Crow rules; and families that opposed secession and the Confederacy. Her lecture will focus on these Southern dissenters living in the American South—a subject of great interest to Moncure Conway himself and directly related to many individuals living in Falmouth and Stafford during the Antebellum period and throughout the Civil War. A reception to follow.
The Pavilion at Gari Melchers
Home and Studio at Belmont
224 Washington Street, Falmouth
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sponsored by the Moncure Conway Foundation & the National Park Service.
This event is to generate attention to Falmouth’s rich historic heritage.
Directions to the Gari Melchers estate may be found at http://www.umw.edu/gari_melchers/visit/mapdirections.php.
My thanks to the Foundation for this invitation, and I hope to see you there!
NOTE: To learn more about the life of Moncure Conway, see my earlier post, Moncure Conway, Southern Abolitionist