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The Resource A civil life in an uncivil time : Julia Wilbur's struggle for purpose, Paula Tarnapol Whitacre

A civil life in an uncivil time : Julia Wilbur's struggle for purpose, Paula Tarnapol Whitacre

Label
A civil life in an uncivil time : Julia Wilbur's struggle for purpose
Title
A civil life in an uncivil time
Title remainder
Julia Wilbur's struggle for purpose
Statement of responsibility
Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
Title variation
Julia Wilbur's struggle for purpose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the fall of 1862 Julia Wilbur left her family's farm in New York, and headed to Washington DC. As an abolitionist, the forty-seven-year-old left a sad but stable life, headed toward the chaos of the Civil War, and spent most of the next several years in Alexandria devising ways to aid recently escaped slaves and hospitalized Union soldiers. This book shapes her diaries and other primary sources into a historical narrative revealing a woman who was alternately brave, self-pitying, foresighted, petty--and all too human
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitacre, Paula
Dewey number
  • 324.6/23092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F234.A3
LC item number
W48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilbur, Julia
  • Wilbur family
  • Women abolitionists
  • Women civil rights workers
  • Suffragists
  • Quakers
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Women
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • Alexandria (Va.)
  • Avon (N.Y.)
Label
A civil life in an uncivil time : Julia Wilbur's struggle for purpose, Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the saddest sound I ever heard -- Part I. Before the war -- A peculiar period in my pilgrimage -- Slavery is an evil that ought not to exist -- My plans overthrown; life all changed -- At Alexandria...the Potomac rolls its majestic stream -- Part II. During the war -- Civil War is upon us -- My way seems clear to go -- What a place I have found -- Mrs. J and I may carry out our plans -- An interfering and troublesome person -- I wish to...fight it through -- Will it pay? -- As good a spot as could be obtained -- Things as usual, quite unsettled -- Flung my flag to the breeze -- Part III. After the war -- The paraphernalia of war is fast disappearing -- That I might be there to see -- Epilogue: the burial was at Avon
Control code
ocn983400693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 291 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612348551
Lccn
2017010794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
973.7114092 W58 ; GE-G ; GE1901-22C JB, MP.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 983400693
  • (OCoLC)983400693
Label
A civil life in an uncivil time : Julia Wilbur's struggle for purpose, Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the saddest sound I ever heard -- Part I. Before the war -- A peculiar period in my pilgrimage -- Slavery is an evil that ought not to exist -- My plans overthrown; life all changed -- At Alexandria...the Potomac rolls its majestic stream -- Part II. During the war -- Civil War is upon us -- My way seems clear to go -- What a place I have found -- Mrs. J and I may carry out our plans -- An interfering and troublesome person -- I wish to...fight it through -- Will it pay? -- As good a spot as could be obtained -- Things as usual, quite unsettled -- Flung my flag to the breeze -- Part III. After the war -- The paraphernalia of war is fast disappearing -- That I might be there to see -- Epilogue: the burial was at Avon
Control code
ocn983400693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 291 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612348551
Lccn
2017010794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
973.7114092 W58 ; GE-G ; GE1901-22C JB, MP.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 983400693
  • (OCoLC)983400693

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