By Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
Paula Tarnapol Whitacre describes Wilbur’s stories opposed to the backdrop of Alexandria, Virginia, a southern city held via the Union from 1861 to 1865; of Washington DC, the place Wilbur turned energetic within the women’s suffrage flow and lived until eventually her dying in 1895; and of Rochester, ny, a hotbed of social reform and residential to Wilbur’s neighbors Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.
during this moment bankruptcy of her existence, Wilbur continued in issues: enhancing stipulations for African americans who had escaped from slavery and making a significant existence for herself. A Civil existence in an Uncivil Time is the pleasing tale of a girl who remade herself at midlife in the course of a interval of huge social upheaval and change.
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