Charleston Library Society Presents Candice Shy Hooper

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Charleston Library Society Presents Candice Shy Hooper

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Join award-winning author, Candice Shy Hooper for a special afternoon lecture at the Charleston Library Society.  Candice will be discussing her book, Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War – For Better and for Worse.

The story of the American Civil War is not complete without examining the extraordinary lives of Jessie Frémont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and Julia Grant, wives of Abraham Lincoln’s top generals. They were their husbands’ closest confidantes and had a profound impact on the generals.

Once shots were fired on Fort Sumter, their relationships with their husbands and their personal opinions of Abraham Lincoln had national and historical consequences. Relying on letters and memoirs —and, for the first time, mapping the women’s wartime travels—Hooper explores the very different ways in which these remarkable women responded to the unique challenges of being Lincoln’s generals’ wives.

 

Charleston Library Society Presents Candice Shy Hooper

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org/

Organizer

Charleston Library Society
Phone:
843-723-9912
Email:
Info@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Venue

Charleston Library Society
164 King Street
Charleston, 29424 United States
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Phone:
843.722.2706
Website:
http://www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org/