Heroines of the Civil War - "Liar, Temptress,Soldier, Spy"

  • Fri
    Oct 03
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    Oct 06
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Karen AbbottMonica and Caroline are back live at KRUU today for an interview we've been looking forward to.  Karen Abbott is a journalist and historian.  Her two previous books, "Sin in the Second City" and "American Rose" were Liar Temptress Soldier Spyboth New York Times bestsellers.  Now she's back with "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy," the true stories of four daring women who served during the Civil War, risking all for their cause.

We will talk about the role of women in the Civil War and why history has largely forgotten them.  How did Abbott become interested in this topic; how did she find her subjects and what were her sources of information?  We will also discuss the challenges of writing history for a general audience.

Abbott is a featured contributor to Smithsonian magazine's history blog and also writes for Disunion, the New York Times series about the Civil War.