I want to let everyone know that Renegade South will be in slow-mode for the next few weeks. I am flying to Richmond on Saturday to give a talk in Falmouth, VA, on my new book. Details are below. Immediately following my return, on April 1, my husband and our two cats will be moving from Texas to Hannibal, MO.
I will continue to moderate Renegade South throughout this period of transition, so please feel free to send in your comments as before. I’ll also try to respond to all comments addressed to me. I will likely not be publishing my usual weekly post, however, but will resume doing so as soon as possible.
In the meantime, two announcements:
1. Brett Schulte has written a great review of my new book, The Long Shadow of the Civil War for his premier Civil War blog, TOCWOC. To read the review, click here .
2. I will give a presentation on The Long Shadow of the Civil War in Falmouth, Virginia this coming weekend. If you’re in the area, come on over! Here again are the details:
“Defying Convention: Women, Race, and Class in the Civil War South”
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.
For directions to the Gari Melchers estate, click http://www.umw.edu/gari_melchers/visit/mapdirections.php.